Course curriculum

  • 1

    Part 1: Video Lesson

    • Video: 3Es: A Framework for Figuring Out What To Do In Stuttering Therapy

  • 2

    Part 2: Self Study Assessments

    • Learning Assessment: 3Es: A Framework for Figuring Out What To Do In Stuttering Therapy

    • Course Evaluation: 3Es: A Framework for Figuring Out What To Do In Stuttering Therapy

CE Course Overview

About Dine & Development Format Courses

speech IRL’s Dine & Development courses are designed to provide a learning experience in a collaborative, intimate, interactive environment. These courses feature 1-2 speakers presenting on a specific clinical topic, with active discussion, question, and contribution from audience members throughout.

Course Content

This workshop introduces the 3Es Model for Stuttering Therapy, a tool to assist generalist clinicians in selecting appropriate, evidence-based treatment activities for clients who stutter, both children and adults. There are ever-increasing options for effective stuttering interventions: avoidance reduction, ACT, biofeedback, plus all the “classics” like fluency shaping and stutter modification. How do you know which one to choose??

The 3Es model, and corresponding toolkit, was designed for the SLP who has learned about many stuttering treatment options, but needs support figuring out which one to use. This model does not include new intervention methods. Rather, it is a framework to analyze, evaluate, and select specific interventions based on a client’s individual profile.

Katie Gore, MA, CCC-SLP and Courtney Luckman, MA, CCC-SLP present the theory and research behind this model. Applications and examples are discussed collaboratively between presenters and the audience.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will be able to:

  • Identify 3 treatment areas to target in stuttering therapy.
  • Write two SMART goals for stuttering therapy to use in the school setting.
  • Identify 5 activities to implement in sessions.

Time-Ordered Agenda

  • 5 minutes: Introductions by Katie Gore and Courtney Luckman
  • 25 minutes: Theoretical foundations of the model
  • 15 minutes: Research foundations of the model
  • 15 minutes: Goal planning
  • 30 minutes: Case study
  • 20 minutes: Discussion


Courtney Luckman, MA, CCC-SLP, is a clinician at speech IRL specializing in the areas of stuttering and autism. She has presented on stuttering research and clinical applications at several national conferences. Her masters thesis on lexical skills in children who stutter was recently published in the Journal of Fluency Disorders. Courtney is active in the stuttering community, currently serving as chair of the junior board for Shared Voices, a Chicago community center for people who stutter.

Katie Gore, MA, CCC-SLP is the founder and director of speech IRL, a speech therapy and communication consulting firm based in Chicago, IL. Katie’s clinical specialties are stuttering, executive function, social communication. In addition to working as a certified speech-language pathologist, Katie provides training and consulting to businesses and organizations on topics related to communication, diversity, and inclusion. Katie is an adjunct faculty member at Rush University where she teaches coursework in stuttering and fluency disorders. She is a former member of the Board of Directors of the National Stuttering Association, and is the co-founder and current Community Outreach Chair for Shared Voices Chicago.


Courtney Luckman, MA, CCC-SLP

Financial: Courtney is an employee of and receives salary from speech IRL.

Non-financial: Co-chair of Shared Voices junior board, former chair of NSA young adults

Katie Gore, MA, CCC-SLP

Financial: Katie is an employee of and receives salary from speech IRL.

Non-financial: Co-founder and Board Member of Shared Voices, former NSA Board Member

Special Needs

Contact for any special needs requests.

Course Completion Requirements

This course is offered for 0.15 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional area).

Successful completion of the post-test (>80%) and completion of the course evaluation is required to earn ASHA CEUs. 

A purchased online course can be refunded by contacting within 30 days of purchase. The course materials must not have been viewed or downloaded. If you are not 100% satisfied with speech IRL’s continuing education services, please contact the course organizer at for a full refund.

Course Registration

Introducing the 3Es: A Framework for Figuring Out What To Do In Stuttering Therapy (0.15 ASHA CEUs)