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Exciting News!

Yaruss is currently working with colleague Nina Reeves on a NEW guidebook for helping preschool and young school-age children who stutter. Available early 2016 from Stuttering Therapy Resources, Inc.

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About Me

I am an Associate Professor and Director of Master's degree programs in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Pittsburgh, Coordinator of Clinical Research in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, and Director of the Stuttering Center of Western Pennsylvania. I received my MS and PhD degrees in Speech-Language Pathology at Syracuse University, where I focused on the evaluation and treatment of stuttering in children and adults.

During my 20-year career, I have published more than 150 research papers, chapters, booklets, or articles
and given more than 185 academic and training presentations at local, national, and international conferences.

I am co-author of the Overall Assessment of the Speaker's Experience of Stuttering (OASES), currently published by Pearson Assessments, and co-owner of Stuttering Therapy Resources, Inc., a specialty publisher of materials for helping speech-language pathologists work with individuals who stutter. (Note: As of January 1, 2016, the OASES will be available directly from Stuttering Therapy Resources!)

In addition to teaching and conducting research, I provide practical, real-world continuing education seminars about stuttering and other key topics in the field of speech-language pathologists. I have presented more than 350 invited workshops and continuing education seminars for clinicians throughout the United States, as well as at several international locations.

A board-recognized specialist and mentor in fluency disorders (BRS-FD), I hold the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. I am currently licensed to practice speech-language pathology in Pennsylvania and New York.

My mission is to help speech-language pathologists improve their confidence and competence when working with people who stutter. I have spent my career focusing on the needs of people who stutter and their families--and the clinicians who serve them.

I have received the Deanís Distinguished Teaching Award in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh. In 2006, I was named a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. In 2009, I was named Speech-Language Pathologist of the Year by the National Stuttering Association. And, in 2012, I received the Annie Glenn National Leadership Award from the Ohio Speech Pathology Educational Audiology Coalition.

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