Virtual Parent Groups

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FRIENDS is really excited to begin offering Virtual Parent Groups. A space for parents, guardians, and relatives to connect, share ideas and concerns, and learn helpful strategies to best support their young person who stutters.

Each session will be limited to the first 12 people to register. You will know that you got a ‘spot’ when you receive a registration confirmation email with the Zoom info. We will work to add more parent groups if there is interest!

Please register at least one day in advance. Once registered, please email the facilitator directly with topics you may be interested in discussing. Their email addresses will be found in their biographies below.

Sign Up Here: FRIENDS Parent Group Registration Form

Tricia Zebrowski, Ph.D., CCC-SLP is Professor Emerita at the University of Iowa, and a speech-language pathologist specializing in stuttering. Her clinical, research and teaching expertise is stuttering intervention, with a special focus on teenagers who stutter. For over 20 years, Tricia directed UISpeaks for Teens, a residential therapy program for teens who stutter. Her most recent work attempts to uncover the ways of thinking that facilitate teenagers’ decisions about their stuttering. Email Tricia

Alexander Burday is a person who stutters and a speech-language pathologist. I am a deeply curious person and have used this curiosity to deeply explore a variety of fields of study and practices. My interests have taken me down the rabbit hole of study as well as to participation in a variety of groups and experiences. From joining and exploring menswork groups, martial arts, chiropractic, sitting in ceremonies of breath work, heart rate variability training, Kundalini Yoga, Qi Gong, and different forms of meditation to studying the autonomic nervous system, neuroscience, trauma, polyvagal theory, somatic experiencing, and embodiment, I believe that I have found many exceptional ways to support my practice as an SLP. I treat my own experience as a person who stutters as a meticulous experiment with which I am constantly feeling into how my mind and body respond. My work in private practice has allowed me to explore more of these modalities with my clients and it is affording all of us involved some truly amazing experiences. Email Alexander

We are John & Erin Samenuk. Our son is a young adult who stutters. In July 2015, we attended our first Friends conference. It was transformative in our understanding of stuttering. We, along with our family, have returned to five more conferences. Each time we have become even more rooted in this strong and supportive community of Friends. We look forward to supporting other parents on their own journey. Email John & Erin

Cheryl Goettsche

Cheryl Goettsche, MS, CCC-SLP is a parent of a young man who stutters. This led her to becoming a speech-language pathologist and discovering FRIENDS. She teaches undergraduate and graduate students at SUNY New Paltz and CUNY Lehman. Cheryl also supervises undergraduate clinicians at the on-campus speech and hearing center. She has worked in a variety of settings including preschool, hospital and telepractice. Email Cheryl

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23429 County Road 1
Berthoud, CO 80513

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FRIENDS

FRIENDS: The National Association of Young People Who Stutter is a non-profit, tax-exempt charitable organization under section 501(c)3.

Contact Us

FRIENDS
23429 County Road 1
Berthoud, CO 80513

friends@friendswhostutter.org

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