Sunday, January 4, 2009
November Meeting Recap
The NC Triad Chapter of the National Stuttering Association met on Tuesday November 11th. Five people (2 people who stutter, 2 speech-language pathology students, and 1 chapter leader) were in attendance. The meeting began with Drew reading the welcoming words. Emily explained the benefits of becoming a member of the NSA and the process of becoming a member. She also covered the "Change for the Better" program. More information about joining the NSA and Change for the Better can be found on the NSA website. Then, each of the SLP students discussed an article from the ISAD online conference. The first article was titled "Is a Stuttering Fluency Therapist better than a Fluent Stuttering Therapist?" and focused on the issue of stutterers becoming SLPs. The second article was titled "Perfectionism and Stuttering: Is there a connection?" and talked about such issues as all-or-nothing thinking, focusing on the negative, and self-defeating thoughts. Both articles generated a lot of discussion. The group then played the PowerR game from the Stuttering Foundation of America and discussed the pros and cons of the game, which is meant to be used a tool in fluency therapy. The meeting closed with Elizabeth reading the closing words.