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Support Resources for People Who Stutter, Their Families, and Their SLPs

I’ve received a few inquiries lately asking about support organizations for people who stutter. We are fortunate to have some great resources for helping to connect people who stutter to one another. This not only helps speakers; it also helps parents and others to understand the true nature of stuttering so they can see that people who stutter can do anything they want in their lives.

In particular, check out the following organizations:

- National Stuttering Association (www.WeStutter.org)

- Friends: The National Association of Young People Who Stutter (friendswhostutter.org)

- SAY: The Stuttering Association for the Young (say.org)

All three have outreach and other programs to help children and adults who stutter, and all have ideas about how to incorporate support activities into ongoing therapy.

(This is all in addition to the great resources available from the Stuttering Foundation: www.StutteringHelp.org.)

J Scott Yaruss

Written by : J Scott Yaruss

J. Scott Yaruss, PhD, is a professor of Communicative Sciences and Disorders at Michigan State University. He has published more than 70 peer-reviewed manuscripts, more than 115 other papers on stuttering, and several clinical resources, including the Overall Assessment of the Speaker's Experience of Stuttering (OASES), Early Childhood Stuttering: A Practical Guide, School-Age Stuttering Therapy: A Practical Guide, the Minimizing Bullying program, and more (all published by Stuttering Therapy Resources, Inc.).