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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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How long do we wait?

Happy 2018!

I’m just sitting here watching some more snow fall while I archive my emails from 2017. The biggest folder in my mailbox is the one where I keep all of the questions that I receive from clinicians and families about stuttering. I am often struck by just how much uncertainty there is about stuttering, and I am pleased when I can offer some words of comfort or guidance

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Talk about stuttering with preschoolers?

A speech-language pathologist asked, "Is it appropriate to talk about stuttering with preschool children?"

This is actually one of the most common questions we are asked. For years, speech-language pathologists were hesitant to talk about stuttering with young children--even going so far as to avoid the word "stuttering" altogether! Much of the fear that clinicians have about discussing stuttering with children stems from an old theory (the so-called "diagnosogenic

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New! STR Practical Thoughts

To start 2018, Stuttering Therapy Resources is offering a new website feature: Practical Thoughts! These brief blog and video entries will include tidbits, musings, ideas, and advice about helping people who stutter.

We'll still publish our long-form Practical Tips and Practical Videos (look under Resources on our website), as well as our tweets and facebook content. Practical Thoughts are just one more way we seek to help speech-language pathologists help

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