Stuttering Center Staff

J. Scott Yaruss, PhD, CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow

Phone: (412) 383-6538 - Email:
Director, Stuttering Center of Western Pennsylvania
Associate Professor and Director of MA/MS SLP Programs,
   Communication Science and Disorders, University of Pittsburgh
Coordinator of Clinical Research, Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology,
   Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Board-Certified Specialist in Fluency Disorders

Dr. Yaruss's research is aimed at improving the diagnosis and treatment of people who stutter through assessment of current clinical practices and documentation of treatment outcomes. He also studies the factors that influence the development of stuttering in young children. He teaches classes on stuttering and on counseling individuals with communication disorders and their families.

Dr. Yaruss is a former board member and chair of Professional Relations for the National Stuttering Association and a former Associate Coordinator for ASHA's Special Interest Division 4 for Fluency Disorders.

Dr. Yaruss is also the co-author and publisher of several new materials on stuttering from Stuttering Therapy Resources, Inc. Follow the link for more information.

Dr. Yaruss conducts workshops nationwide to train clinicians and to help them feel more confident working with people who stutter. For more information about Dr. Yaruss's seminars and workshops, visit his website at