Palin Parent-Child Interaction Therapy Workshop

Title: Palin Parent-Child Interaction Therapy Workshop

Abstract: This workshop will increase therapists’ knowledge and skills in assessing and treating early childhood stuttering. The course covers the theory and practice of Palin Parent Child Interaction Therapy for young children and their families. The course will be supported by video, discussion and skills practice, and will utilize a clinical manual related to practical intervention for early childhood stuttering.

Learning Outcomes:

After completing this session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe a screening device to decide on care pathways for children who stutter
  • Explain an assessment protocol for children under seven who stutter 
  • Explain the structure and content of Palin Parent Child Interaction (Palin PCI) therapy
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  • Describe options for assessing and treating children under seven who stutter

Time Ordered Agenda:

Day 1:

  • A multifactorial model of stuttering (8:30-9:15 am)
  • A brief research update – current research into the factors contributing to stuttering; vulnerability to persistent stuttering; interaction styles & stuttering (9:15-10:15 am)
  • A screening device for vulnerability to persistence and appropriate care pathways (10:30-11:15 am)
  • Child Assessment - including brief fluency measurement (11:15-12:15 pm)
  • Case history taking and formulation about what contributes to the child’s stuttering and what the individual child needs (1:15-2:30 pm)
  • Principles of Palin PCI (2:45-3:15 pm)
  • Palin PCI: Interaction Strategies; using the video in parent-child interaction therapy (3:15-4:30 pm)

Day 2:

  • Palin PCI: Interaction Strategies; using the video in parent-child interaction therapy – practical session (8:30-9:30 am)
  • Palin PCI: Family Strategies (9:30-10:15 am)
  • Palin PCI: Family Strategies continued (10:30-11:30 am)
  • Brief summary of evidence for Palin PCI (11:30-12:00 pm)
  • Palin PCI: Child Strategies including direct fluency therapy and managing co-existing speech and language difficulties (1:00-2:30 pm)
  • Reflection of therapists’ skills and applications to clinical practice (2:45-4:30 pm)

Bio:

Elaine Kelman is a consultant speech and language therapist and the head of the Michael Palin Centre for Stammering in London. She has contributed to the development of the various therapy programs for children who stutter, particularly the management of early childhood stuttering, and has published and presented a number of papers, chapters and books, having co-authored the Palin Parent-Child Interaction Therapy manual. She participates in the Centre’s international training program and the research program. Elaine is Past President of the International Fluency Association, a board member of the European Fluency Specialists, an affiliate of the American Speech and Hearing Association and Professional Lead for the Whittington Health Speech and Language Therapy Service.

Financial Disclosures:

Financial: Financial Disclosures:

Elaine Kelman has financial relationships relevant to the content of the session. She is salaried as an employee of the Michael Palin Centre and this is a continuing relationship. The program being described was developed at this Centre.

Nonfinancial Disclosures:

Elaine Kelman does not have nonfinancial relationships relevant to the content of the session.

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