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Newest Resource: 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 the same practical, accessible style as our bestselling School-Age Stuttering Therapy: A Practical Guidethis all-new 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 provides readers with 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.

EXPANDED & UPDATED (click here to order now)
School-Age Stuttering Therapy: A Practical Guide


Overview: This authoritative guidebook gives SLPs the knowledge and skills they need to evaluate and successfully treat school-age children who stutter. Written by stuttering specialists, the book provides real-world examples, worksheets, and activities that will immediately help clinicians incorporate creative and effective strategies into their clinical practice. 

Uses and Applications: Intended to be used as a therapy guide to help clinicians work through the entire intervention process, from assessment through treatment and long-term follow-up. Includes just enough background about the nature and causes of stuttering without being too technical or theoretical – emphasizes practical knowledge that SLPs can use immediately. Designed for a variety of clinical settings - provides specific guidance for clinicians in the public schools as well as those in private practice. Helps clinicians overcome their fears about working with children who stutter to ensure that they are confident in their skills for helping their students. Addresses the needs of clinicians with a range of backgrounds – from recent graduates through specialists 

Features and Benefits: Clearly outlines the assessment process to help clinicians meet eligibility guidelines and qualify children for therapy Provides concrete strategies for treating all aspects of stuttering, from improving fluency to reducing negative reactions and minimizing adverse impact. Includes numerous worksheets and activities for directly engaging children in the therapy process. Describes how to effectively incorporate parents, teachers, and others into therapy to support the child both in and out of the classroom. Explains goal-writing and treatment documentation to help clinicians follow the principles of evidence-based practice. Written in a conversational style that provides scholarly information in an accessible manner.
Note:  Prior version published by LinguiSystems, Inc., as The Source For Stuttering Ages 7-18 (Reardon & Yaruss, 2004).

 

ASHA Audio Continuing Education Program

Authored by Nina Reardon Reeves

School Age Stuttering Therapy: A Framework that Works
Description: This program outlines a basic framework of school-age stuttering therapy. Discussions include moving from assessment to therapy plans, parent/teacher/child education issues, and overall aspects of intervention. An overview of strategies and resources for speech-motor intervention is provided, which deals with cognitive and affective issues, and ways to help children become effective communicators in a variety of speaking environments.

  



Chmela, K., & Reardon, N. (2001). The School-Age Child Who Stutters: Working Effectively with Attitudes and Emotions. Memphis, TN: Stuttering Foundation of America

This exciting new workbook offers you a powerful tool for stuttering diagnostics and therapy, focusing exclusively on assessing and treating feelings and beliefs in school-age children. It contains practical, concrete ideas for documenting present levels of feelings and beliefs, their contribution to the overall problem, and strategies to achieve change and document therapy outcomes.

 

Reardon-Reeves, Nina. (2008) More Friends for Jackson. Anaheim, CA: National Stuttering Association

This new 16-page booklet is about a young boy named Jackson who attends a meeting for kids who stutter. As the story progresses we learn about Jackson's initial apprehension over attending the meeting, his experience during the course of the event, and the resulting friendships made by those in attendance.

 



Reardon-Reeves, N.A. (2008) Rucus Talks and Talks. Anaheim, CA: National Stuttering Association

Similar to Angel Loves to Talk, this coloring book tells the story of a young boy with bumpy speech and can be used to highlight the message of acceptance for whatever types of speaking experiences a young child is having at any given moment in time.

  



Reardon, N.A. (2002) Angel Loves to Talk. Anaheim, CA: National Stuttering Association

This little nine-page coloring book is perfect for children who stutter. Angel Loves to Talk is a story brought to life in hopes of carrying the message that all types of talking are OK, and that no matter what, your child's love of communication is most important.

 

 



Reardon, N.A., & Yaruss, J.S., (Revision, 2008) Young Children Who Stutter: Information and Support for Parents. Anaheim, CA : National Stuttering Association

If you suspect that your child is stuttering, you may be feeling worried, confused, or at a loss about what you can do to help. Family members, friends, professionals, and even the media may have given you conflicting advice about what you should do next. ALSO AVAILABLE IN SPANISH!

 

Resource Links

Contrary to popular belief, there are many available resources for stuttering information. Below you will find a selected set of resources that are available. This is obviously not an exhaustive list, but these resources will lead you to other materials on the subject of stuttering. Whether you are a person who stutters, speech-language pathologist, educator, parent or family member, there is something for you in the list below!

Download a categorized list of "Famous People Who Stutter(ed)"

Organizations



National Stuttering Association (NSA)
119 W. 40th Street, 14th Floor
New York, NY 10018
Email: info@westutter.org 
Phone: 800-937-8888 Website: www.WeStutter.org
 


The National Stuttering Association (NSA) Teens Who STutter (TWST) Dallas Area support chapter

The chapter, one of the first youth chapters in the nation, was named NSA's Youth Chapter of the Year for 2008!

The chapter meets once per month (last Thursday of the month) at Callier Center for Communication Disorders (811 Synergy Park Boulevard in Richardson, TX) at 7:00 p.m. Teens who stutter, their families and SLPs are welcome to join each other to support teens who deal with stuttering. Please contact Nina if you would like further information about the NSA or the Dallas Area TWST meetings.

Stuttering Foundation (SF) 
P.O. Box 11749 
3100 Walnut Grove Road #603 
Memphis , TN 38111 

Email: info@stutteringhelp.org 
Phone: 1-800-992-9392 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            1-800-992-9392      end_of_the_skype_highlighting 
Website: www.stutteringhelp.org

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
10801 Rockville Pike 
Rockville, Maryland 20852
Email: actioncenter@asha.org 
Phone: 1-800-498-2071 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            1-800-498-2071      end_of_the_skype_highlighting Website: www.asha.org

Specialty Board on Fluency Disorders
 Website: www.stutteringspecialists.org

Friends: National Association of Young People Who Stutter
Email: LCAGGIANO@aol.com
 Phone:1-866-866-8335 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            1-866-866-8335      end_of_the_skype_highlighting  Website: www.friendswhostutter.org

Online

The Stuttering Home Page: www.stutteringhomepage.com

StutterTalk: www.stuttertalk.com

More Children's Literature on Stuttering

Angel Loves to Talk & Rucus Talks and Talks
 Written by Nina Reardon-Reeves, Illustrated by Brit Kohls

         

These coloring books are perfect for young children who stutter who are aware that they have differences in their voice sometimes. These stories are brought to life in hopes of carrying the message that all types of talking are “OK,” and that no matter what, a child's love of communication is most important.



More Friends for Jackson
 Written by Nina Reardon-Reeves, Illustrated by Pam Kurtz

A new 16 page booklet is about a young boy named Jackson who attends a meeteing for kids who stutter. As the story progresses we learn about Jackson's initial apprehension over attending the meeting, his experience during the course of the event, and the resulting friendships made by those in attendance. This is a must have for kids who stutter.

Tending to Grace
 Written by Kimberly Newton Fusco

Lucky Stars
 Written by Lucy Frank

Jeremy and the Hippo: A Boy's Struggle with Stuttering
 Written by Gail Lew

The Mary Marony series
 Written by Suzy Kline
•    Mary Marony and the Chocolate Surprise
•    Mary Marony and the Snake
•    Mary Marony: Mummy Girl
•    Mary Marony Hides Out

MANY MANY more books can be found at The Stuttering Home Page by following Stuttering Home page.