Practical Thoughts Blog

It's (almost) NEVER breathing in stuttering therapy!

It's (almost) NEVER breathing in stuttering therapy!

Ready for another rant? This one is about all of the breathing exercises that well-meaning family members (and clinicians) put people who stutter through. The bottom line? 99.99% off the time, people who stutter do not need to change the way they breathe!

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Is stuttering increasing during the pandemic?

Is stuttering increasing during the pandemic?

Many speech-language pathologists have reported an increase in referrals for stuttering since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Many people who stutter have also reported that they are experiencing an increase in the frequency and severity of stuttering since the spring of 2020. What's really going on? Is COVID causing more stuttering? Read on to find out!

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Guest Blog: Stuttering is easier when we have a reason to stutter.

Guest Blog: Stuttering is easier when we have a reason to stutter.

This guest blog post by Christopher Constantino, PhD, CCC-SLP, describes the motivation behind Stammering Pride and Prejudice: Different not Defect, a remarkable book that present stuttering in a new light. If you are a person who stutters or a family member, or if you work with people who stutter, this is an absolute must read!

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Guest Blog: Eden Molineaux

Guest Blog: Eden Molineaux

I picked up her title about stuttering (of course), and as I thumbed through the pages, I realized I was reading what I had been thinking and saying for 30+ years! THIS is how we help peers and teachers (and other stakeholders) learn about how to handle stuttering! The cherry on top is that her book also help provide an advocacy perspective for children who stutter. 

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