Early Childhood Stuttering Therapy: A Practical Guide




By J. Scott Yaruss, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-F, F-ASHA, & Nina Reeves, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-F

Early Childhood Stuttering Therapy: A Practical Guide provides a comprehensive overview of the evaluation and therapy process for young children who stutter, ages 2-6.

Written in the same practical, accessible style as our bestselling School-Age Stuttering Therapy: A Practical Guidethis all-new, 320-page book provides everything you need to give young children their best opportunity for recovering from stuttering and preventing a lifetime of challenges typically associated with this condition.

Early Childhood Stuttering Therapy: A Practical Guide gives readers a comprehensive description of how to evaluate young children who stutter, with specific guidance about how to make therapy recommendations and how to set goals for therapy. The book describes family-focused approaches to treatment designed to help parents create a supportive environment for their children, as well as more direct aspects of therapy that help children make changes in their speech production that enhance the likelihood of more fluent speech.

A particularly unique aspect of the book is its focus on helping children develop healthy, appropriate attitudes toward their communication abilities to help them achieve improved speech fluency in the context of strong self-esteem and positive thoughts and feelings about speaking.