Early Childhood Stuttering Therapy: A Practical Guide



By J. Scott Yaruss and Nina Reardon-Reeves
ISBN: 978-0-9837538-7-2

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.

Learn How to...

  • Identify and differentiate stuttering preschool and young school-age children
  • Determine which young children are most likely to need therapy
  • Write attainable goals and document success throughout the treatment process.
  • Work with parents and families to create a fluency-facilitating environment to support the child's development of increased fluency
  • Address parents' and caregivers' concerns about the child's speech
  • Create healthy, appropriate communication attitudes for the parents and the child
  • Transition to more-direct therapy when appropriate
  • Directly help the child increase fluency and communication skills
  • Overcome common fears about working with children who stutter, and build confidence in your therapy skills.

Chapter Titles

Chapter 1: Oh, No! Is This Child Stuttering? 
Chapter 2: Where Do We Start?
Chapter 3: How Do I Know If He Needs Treatment?
Chapter 4: He Needs Treatment...Now What?
Chapter 5: Let's Start With Less-Direct Therapy
Chapter 6: What If He Needs More-Direct Therapy?
Epilogue: Where Do I Go From Here?

Examples of FORMS & WORKSHEETS that you can use in therapy

Speech Disfluency Count Sheet
Verbatim Transcription
Ways Our Voices Work (Evaluation Form)
Early Childhood Stuttering Evaluation Summary
I Can Do It!
The Bucket Analogy for Early Childhood Stuttering
Stressor Inventories
The Assembly Line Analogy
The Train Analogy
Portfolio Documentation

Examples of CHECKING IN forms for data collection

CHECKING IN--Pre-Referral Overview
CHECKING IN with teachers--Pre-Referral
CHECKING IN with Parents--Pre-Referral
CHECKING IN about Your Child's Stuttering
CHECKING IN with Parents and Caregivers
CHECKING IN with Teachers

Examples of SUMMARY SHEETS for teaching strategies

Early Childhood Stuttering: What Parents Can Watch For
The Bucket Analogy for Early Childhood Stuttering
Different Types of Disfluencies
Early Childhood Stuttering: What Parents Need To Know
Early Childhood Stuttering: What Teachers Need To Know
Guidelines for Communication Modification Sessions
For Parents: More Helpful and Less Helpful Responses to Stuttering
Easy Talking for Parents
Limiting Verbal Communication
Reducing Communication Pressures
Modeling Vocal Regulation
Helping Children Who Stutter Develop Healthy Communication Attitudes
Easy Talking for Young Children

And More! 316 pages.
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