School-Age Stuttering: How Teachers Can Help



By Nina Reardon-Reeves and J. Scott Yaruss

This 28-page booklet explains how teachers, coaches, staff, administrators, and others can help school-age children who stutter.

Written specifically for educators and others in the school setting, this booklet provides important background information that will help students who stutter. Topics include:

  • Key facts about stuttering: Reduces misconceptions about the disorder
  • Characteristics of stuttering: Helps teachers learn what to look for
  • How teachers can help: Gives teachers ideas about what they can do for children who stutter
  • How speech therapy can help: Helps teachers understand what they can expect from therapy
  • Supporting students in the classroom: Provides concrete strategies for supporting children in common classroom situations

SLPs can develop strong alliances with educators that will help them extend their reach into the classroom and other educational settings, and this new booklet can help! We recommend that clinicians give one to everyone in the school setting who will interact with a child who stutters. Working together, you can create a supportive environment that will ensure the child's success both in and out of therapy!