Stuttering Conference in Scottsdale July 3-7
NEW YORK, June 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — The world’s largest event for people who stutter, the National Stuttering Association’s Annual Conference, will bring more than 600 people to Scottsdale July 3-7.
The conference at the Westin Kierland resort features more than 50 workshops on stuttering research, treatment, and support. Attendees will include children who stutter and their families, adults who stutter, and speech professionals.
A Research Symposium for speech professionals will precede the conference July 2-3.
People who stutter make up about one percent of the population, but specific causes of this multifaceted disorder remain elusive and there is no cure. Current research is exploring the genetic, physiological, and psychological interactions associated with stuttering.
The nonprofit National Stuttering Association is the world’s largest stuttering support organization, with about 100 local support groups in the U.S. Local groups help adults who stutter gain confidence in handling situations such as introducing themselves, using the telephone, and even public speaking.
Surveys show that support group participation helps reduce the negative effects of stuttering and enhances the success of speech therapy. The NSA works closely with speech professionals and refers people who stutter to speech-language pathologists who have the specialized qualifications needed for effective treatment.
Registration for the conference is available on-site or online at http://www.westutter.org.
Further information: 800 937-8888 or 212 944-4050
Media Contact:Tammy Flores National Stuttering Association, 800-937-8888, firstname.lastname@example.org
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SOURCE National Stuttering Association