J. Scott Yaruss
PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-F, F-ASHA
Director and Associate Professor, Master's Degree Program in Speech-Language Pathology
Scott Yaruss is associate professor and director of the Master's Degree Programs in Speech-Language Pathology, Director of the Stuttering Center of Western Pennsylvania, and Coordinator of Clinical Research in the Department of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. In addition to conducting research on the development of stuttering in children and the evaluation of stuttering treatment outcomes, Yaruss has extensive experience working with children and adults who stutter in a wide variety of clinical settings. He has served on the board of directors of the National Stuttering Association and on the Steering Committee of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association's Special Interest Division for Fluency Disorders. Yaruss frequently presents continuing education workshops to help speech-language pathologists feel more confident in their ability to help preschool and school-age children, adolescents, and adults who stutter. He has authored or coauthored than 130 papers, articles, chapters, or booklets on stuttering. He is also co-author of the Overall Assessment of the Speaker's Experience of Stuttering (OASES), as well as School-age Stuttering Therapy: A Practical Guide and Minimizing Bullying in Children Who Stutter: A Practical Guide for SLPs, and other guides published by Stuttering Therapy Resources, Inc.