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What Do I Do When...???

What do I do when…
“His teacher doesn’t notice, and he doesn’t seem to be bothered?”

This is a question I received recently - and one those of us who specialize in the area of fluency disorders receive (in various versions) all the time.

Before I launch into trying to answer this inquiry, let me first unpack the question as it is presented. Truly, there are at least two layers

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International Stuttering Awareness Day: Did I miss it?

NO!  You didn't "miss it!" Don't think of ISAD as a "day." Think of it as an opportunity to make a difference - no matter what the calendar says! 

In the stuttering community, we take the whole week (truthfully the month of October) to spread awareness about stuttering! [Then we will do the same thing in May.]

So, if you haven't had the chance to "plan something" to celebrate 2018

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Students who Stutter: How can teachers help?

Following a recent professional development for SLPs, I was asked, “What can teachers do to help students who stutter?”

The answer to this question can vary depending on the age of the child who stutters, but I would like to provide a few general thoughts that help teachers of students of any age.

In brief, teachers can help students who stutter by:

  • Providing a classroom atmosphere of acceptance of all
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