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Stuttering Microaggressions: What SLPs Need to Know

A few months ago, we posted the information on our Facebook and Instagram accounts regarding the microaggressions that those who stutter face every day in their communication environments. The feedback we received on these posts has been tremendous, and you have told us that this topic was thought-provoking and helped to change the way you see yourselves as allies of those who stutter.

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CLUTTERING: Clarifying a Real Communication Disorder (Guest Blog)

CLUTTERING: Clarifying a Real Communication Disorder (Guest Blog)

Cluttering is a real communication disorder that has been confusing for many due to broad and sometimes conflicting definitions. Experts have been working to decrease this confusion by narrowing the definition to the symptoms of cluttering that all experts agree upon. This is known as the Lowest Common Denominator (LCD) definition of cluttering. This definition can be used as a straightforward tool for identifying, diagnosing and treating cluttering.

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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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How to be a stuttering therapist <br>(Advice from a person who stutters)

How to be a stuttering therapist
(Advice from a person who stutters)

Patrick Campbell, co-editor of Stammering Pride and Prejudice: Different not Defect shares his views about what speech-language pathologists can do to become better stuttering therapists. Drawing on his own experiences, Patrick highlights the good and the bad of therapy and encourages clinicians to be open to various options and keep learning!

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Can I use the OASES via telepractice? (Yes!)

Can I use the OASES via telepractice? (Yes!)

Many clinicians have questions about whether they can use the OASES (Overall Assessment of the Speaker's Experience of Stuttering) remotely via telepractice. The short answer is yes! The longer answer is that there are a few options that you can consider, including our *clinical license* for online administration.

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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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