Graduate Student Training Program
FRIENDS developed the Graduate Student Training Program (GSTP) to help graduate students in speech-language pathology get a better understanding of stuttering and its effect on children and their families. The FRIENDS GSTP will provide a much-needed and valuable clinical opportunity for many graduate students. This program will also enhance the knowledge and experience graduate students acquire in the field of stuttering. The GSTP will address the affective, behavioral and cognitive components of a young person who stutters. In order to do this, each graduate student will spend at least one full day working with experienced Speech-Language Pathologists in the children’s workshops at the annual three-day convention.
In addition to the priceless learning experience, participation in the GSTP also includes:
- A Full Meal Pass: FRIENDS will provide delicious cooked-to-order daily breakfast, buffet meals for lunch, and plated meals for dinner. In addition, there will be complimentary snacks, and evening Happy Hour during all conference days. The only meal that is not included is dinner on Friday. Check out the tentative schedule for more details on meals!
- A ticket to the Saturday night banquet with dinner, karaoke, and dancing