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Generalization is a challenge!

Generalization is a challenge!

Generalization is one of the most difficult parts of stuttering therapy for clinicians and clients alike. We can support our clients' success when we come to understand why generalization is so hard.

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Addressing Secondary Characteristics

Children who stutter often exhibit physical behaviors when they stutter. The key to addressing them is understanding the reasons those "secondary characteristics" develop, rather than focusing on the observable behaviors themselves.

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When do we recommend therapy for teens?

Many teens who stutter can benefit from treatment, but it's important that this treatment comes at the right time. Understanding the relationships between "pain of change" and the "pain of staying the same" can help speech-language pathologists know when and how to help teens who stutter.

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Not-So-Famous People Who Stutter

People who stutter can certainly gain inspiration from hearing about famous people who stutter...They might find even more benefit in meeting and actually getting to know not-so-famous people who are living their lives to the fullest regardless of whether or not they stutter!

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How long do we wait?

Dr. Yaruss discusses the age-old question, "How long should I wait before recommending therapy for a preschool child who stutters?"

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