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Basic Principle Problem Solving in School-Age Stuttering Therapy
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 Export to Your Calendar 8/1/2025
When: Take this course at your own pace
Where: Online Course
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United States
Contact: ABFFD Office

Online registration is available until: 8/1/2025
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This program is offered for 0.2 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level; Professional area).

Description of course

This presentation provides learners an opportunity to further refine their critical thinking skills when assessing and treating school-age children who stutter.  Basic Principle Problem Solving encompasses a “way of thinking” and considers current evidence, research, and knowledge regarding school-age fluency disorders, as well as rules and regulations of school service delivery.

Participants review Basic Principle Problem Solving applied to an in-depth case study with video examples of Basic Principles in action.

Course Objectives

From this workshop participants will be able to:

  • Identify and interpret eleven Basic Principles underlying assessment and treatment of school-age children with fluency problems.
  • Apply Basic Principle Problem Solving when assessing and planning treatment for a school-age fluency case. 
  • Implement evidenced based treatment strategies for school-age children with fluency problems.

Time Agenda:

15 Minutes Introduction
10 Minutes What is Basic Principle Problem Solving?
35 Minutes Interpreting the Basic Principles:Evidence & Strategies
60 Minutes Referencing the Basic Principles:Case Presentation and Videos

Intended audience: 

Speech-Language Pathologists and students of speech-language pathology.

About the speaker:

Kristin A. Chmela, speech-language pathologist and Board-Recognized Fluency Specialist, has dedicated her career to helping individuals with fluency disorders and the clinicians who serve them for 25 years.   She is a local, national, and international consultant and lecturer and has authored practical fluency materials. She is Executive Director of the Chmela Fluency Center in Long Grove, Illinois and is Co-Founder and Director of the Clinical-Graduate Student Training and Treatment Program at Camp Shout Out in Holton, Michigan.  She currently serves as Chair of the American Board of Fluency Disorders.   


Financial – Kristin Chmela receives compensation as owner of the Chmela Fluency Center and receives honoraria as co-director of the Camp Shout Out program.  She will receive royalties from Super Duper, Inc. as co-author of forthcoming text “Basic Principle Problem Solving in School-Age Stuttering Therapy.”

Nonfinancial – Board of directors:  Board of directors:  American Board of Fluency Disorders. Receives no compensation as member of board of directors; receives no compensation for “The School-Age Child Who Stutters: Working Effectively with Attitudes and Emotions” published by the Stuttering Foundation of America.

CEU Requirements and Processing

  • Every participant will be required to complete an ASHA CEU participation Form, assessment of learning and evaluation sheets.
  • You will receive a certificate of completion from ABFFD Office within three weeks of completing the application and submitting to the office.
  • Participants who successfully complete this course are reported to ASHA four times per year:  January, April, July, and September

Price and Access

  • The price of the course is $50.
  • ABFFD members receive a 25% discount on this site, which will be applied automatically when you log onto your account.
  • Students receive 50% discount, contact the ABFFD Office by emailing for the discount code.
  • You have access to the course materials for 1 year after subscribing.  You can access the materials as many times as you wish.