Category: The Stuttering Source

National Stuttering Awareness Q& A Week 2018

My pediatrician said my child’s stuttering is “normal” and he will outgrow it. Is this true? I’ve noticed an increase in my child’s stuttering. Why the change and what can I do to help? Why is my child refusing to practice speech/stuttering management strategies for homework? Would it help my […]

For Teachers

For Teachers

Stuttering is a fluency disorder that is defined as a disruption in the forward flow of speech. It is commonly characterized by repetitions (ex. ba-ba-baseball), sound prolongations (ex. mmmommy), or blocks (i.e. no sound). Disfluencies may also be accompanied by negative thoughts and feelings about stuttering, avoidance of sounds, words […]

National Stuttering Awareness Week 2015

In 1988 Ronald Reagan declared the 2nd week of May as National Stuttering Awareness Week (NSAW)- a week dedicated to educating our communities about stuttering and its impact on peoples’ lives. Members of the National Stuttering Association (NSA) played a huge role in establishing this week so what better way […]

One Size Does NOT Fit All

One Size Does NOT Fit All

Speech Pathology Australia (SPA), Australia’s professional organization for speech-language pathologists (SLPs), recently submitted a proposal that suggests that SLPs working in clinics run by the Australian government must be trained in the Lidcombe Program in order to treat pre-school aged children who stutter. SPA is also supporting legislation that would […]

Is there a treatment sequence??

Is there a treatment sequence??

Question: Do you have a sequence in which you like to introduce techniques to students who stutter? I do not believe there is a “right” sequence. Each child and family experiences stuttering in a different way due to their temperament, home environment, communities, etc. and their treatment plan has to […]