Don’t shy away from these new experiences, just go into them prepared!
July 1-7: Write down 3 ways in which you stutter (i.e. repeat the first sound, repeat the whole word, etc.) and 3 ways/places you are tense (i.e. blink eyes, open jaw, etc).
July 8-14: Catch your “bumps!” Use your counter during at least two conversations this week and see how many bumps you can catch. Remember, if you can catch them, you can change them!
July 15-21: Use a cancellation or pull out to “stretch” out of your bumps! Aim for 5-10 over the week. Remember to think about where you are tense and how your mouth has to change to get to the next sound of the word!
July 22-28: Do “fake” stutters and smooth them out (i.e. su-su-ssssssummer). Do at least 10 of these over the week.
July 29-Aug 4: Practice “Pausing” once while reading out loud and once in conversation (pause after every 1-3 words).
Aug 5- 11: Identify one way in which you are proud of your speech so far this summer and one thing you feel you need work on!