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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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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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Can I use the OASES via tele practice? (Yes!)

Can I use the OASES via tele practice? (Yes!)

Many clinicians have questions about whether they can use the OASES (Overall Assessment of the Speaker's Experience of Stuttering) via tele practice. 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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