Category Archives: Stuttering

Miss Manners Knows How to Respond to a Stutterer

This week, nationally-syndicated advice column  “Miss Manners” was asked how to respond to a person who stutters. “Is it rude to assist him in completing a sentence or question?” Miss Manners wisely answered “Yes,” and added that it is considered … Continue reading

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Stuttering Foundation Issues Concerns About New Australian Study on Preschool Stuttering

The non-profit Stuttering Foundation is an excellent resource that provides information and support for parents of children who stutter. It is for that reason that I pay attention to their press releases, responding to various current events or information relating … Continue reading

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New Research on Child Stuttering Says “Wait and See” Approach Can Be Harmful

Parents often get alarmed when their preschooler begins to repeat words or even sounds as their language is developing. I know from experience in my family as well as with little clients, that the majority of preschool children grow out … Continue reading

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Stuck on Words? Is My Child Stuttering?

“My my my car go.” There is so much to say and so little time. But as your child’s thoughts tumble out faster than he can express them, his system can get “overloaded” and he gets stuck. Occasional easy repetitions … Continue reading

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The King’s Speech Enlightens About Stuttering and a Speech Therapist

I just saw “The King’s Speech” last night. It was every bit as good as everyone said it would be. Of course I had an added interest in the story since I am a speech therapist and wondered how stuttering … Continue reading

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Stuttering Foundation Provides Resources for Those Who Stutter

I like to keep reminding parents, students and therapists of the amazing resource they have in The Stuttering Foundationof America. As they say on their website: “The Stuttering Foundation provides free online resources, services and support to those who stutter … Continue reading

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Stuttering Awareness Day is October 22

The Stuttering Foundation of America has provided a list of “Myths about Stuttering” that is so relevant for International Stuttering Awareness Day on October 22. It includes  myths which are not true such as: People who stutter are not smart … Continue reading

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More Help for Those Who Stutter

One of my readers pointed out another excellent resource for parents, professionals and people who stutter: “As the mom of a child who stutters, I’d also like to add that the National Stuttering Association has great information for SLP’s, parents, … Continue reading

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Stuttering Newsletter

I just got the Stuttering Foundation’s Fall 2009 newsletter. For those of you who stutter or work with clients who stutter, this is a great resource for you. This month’s featured articles deal with the use of cognitive behavioral therapy with … Continue reading

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