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2009 Faculty & Staff News

Longwood’s Daly selected for stuttering therapy workshop

June 30, 2009

Gayle Daly

Gayle Daly, a certified speech-language pathologist and clinical director for the Communication Sciences and Disorders program at Longwood University, was one of only 20 speech-language pathologists selected to attend an intensive workshop on stuttering therapy held June 10-14 in Boston. Daly provides services for children and adults who stutter at the Longwood Center for Communication, Literacy, and Learning (LCCLL).

The workshop, Diagnosis and Treatment of Preschool and School-Age Children Who Stutter, is designed to increase the pool of speech-language pathologists trained in the latest techniques for the treatment of stuttering and is co-sponsored by the Stuttering Foundation of America (SFA) and Boston University.

"Those who are selected already have professional experience and are highly motivated," said Diane Parris, workshop coordinator. The SFA notes that the 240 past graduates of the program are sharing the knowledge they gained during the workshop with other professionals in their communities.

"I am looking forward to applying the knowledge gained in the advanced training workshop through our work with clients at the LCCLL," said Daly. Established in fall 2006, the LCCLL is an interdisciplinary center that provides tutoring, early intervention, and speech and language services to adults and children.

The Stuttering Foundation estimates that more than three million Americans stutter. While there are no miracle cures, a qualified speech-language pathologist can help children and adults make significant progress toward speaking fluently.  The Stuttering Foundation of America is a nonprofit organization that has been helping those who stutter since 1947. For more information visit www.stutteringhelp.org or contact the LCCLL at 434.395.2972.