Course curriculum

  • 1

    Part 1: Redefining Stuttering with Seth Tichenor

    • Video: Redefining Stuttering with Seth Tichenor

  • 2

    Part 2: Self-Study Evaluations

    • Learning Assessment: Redefining Stuttering

    • Course Evaluation: Redefining Stuttering

CE Course Overview

About the Young Researchers Series Courses

The purpose of this series is to share recent research in stuttering, specifically by giving a platform to today’s younger researchers, who will be leading the field in the future. The series features speakers who have completed their PhD in the past 5 years.

The format consists of a video interview discussing highlights and clinical implications of their work. The goal of this series is to help SLPs stay up to date on current research in stuttering.

Course Content

This course features an interview with Dr. Seth Tichenor who discusses an alternative way to think about stuttering. Dr. Tichenor presents his research on the phenomenological experience of stuttering and repetitive negative thinking. Clinical implications and future work are discussed. 

Learning Outcomes

Participants will be able to:

  • Provide a new, comprehensive definition of stuttering 
  • Identify two ways that speech-language pathologists can reduce the negative impact of stuttering on their clients
  • Define repetitive negative thinking and apply it to stuttering


Run-time: 38:16

Interviewer questions:

  • How did you become interested in stuttering research?
  • Tell me about your research.
  • Tell me about how you are redefining stuttering.
  • How can SLPs in schools use this information to guide their clinical practice?
  • What is repetitive negative thinking and how does it relate to stuttering?
  • Why is this important and what does this mean for how we diagnose and treat stuttering?
  • What is the biggest thing that you want SLPs to take away from your research?
  • What are your next steps? 


Courtney Luckman, MA, CCC-SLP, is a person who stutters and 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.

Seth E Tichenor, PhD, CCC-SLP is a post-doctoral research associate at Michigan State University in the Developmental Speech Laboratory (PI: Dr. Bridget Walsh). His research interests include predicting individual differences in the experience of stuttering, understanding how adverse impact related to the condition develops, and determining how stuttering (stammering) occurs in speech. He practices clinically and is actively involved with various self-help/support and international stuttering organizations. He lives in Lansing, Michigan with his wife (Allison), daughter (Lucy), and puppy (Charlie).  


Courtney Luckman

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

Non-financial: Courtney is chair of the junior board of Shared Voices Chicago.

Seth Tichenor

Financial: Dr. Tichenor received an honorarium for this talk. 

Non-financial: None

Special Needs

Contact for any special needs requests.

Course Completion Requirements

This course is offered for 0.05 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 organizer Courtney Luckman at for a full refund.

Course Registration

Redefining Stuttering with Seth Tichenor (0.05 ASHA CEUs)