• Helping Your Preschooler Who Stutters

    If your preschooler is beginning to show signs of stuttering, don’t panic. A bit of disruption and nonfluency is nothing to worry about between the ages of 2 ½ and 4 years old. If your child’s speech does not improve as time goes on, however, it is recommended to consult a professional. Here are a […]

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  • Fluency Disorders

    People who have a fluency disorder have trouble speaking in a fluid, or flowing, way. You may say parts of a word or the whole word more than once, or awkwardly pause between words, known as stuttering. If you speak fast and cram words together, or say filler words such as “uh” often, it is […]

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  • Elementary-Aged Stuttering Therapy Techniques

    If your child stutters, you are likely wondering what you can do to help. The exact cause of stuttering is unknown, but there are ways to decrease stuttering with speech therapy and psychological support. For some children, stuttering will make an appearance in their life when they are young, but eventually fade away. For others, […]

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  • Exercises to Reduce Stuttering

    Stuttering is a condition that arises due to physiological factors in children. They may have difficulty moving their lips and tongue, incapability to control speech organs muscles, neuromuscular complications, and obstruction within the speech organs. Practicing some exercises may help lower the intensity of the child’s stutter as they provide strength to speech organs like […]

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  • Succeeding at Work with a Stutter

    When it comes time for a person who stutters to get a job, feelings of nervousness may begin to surface, but there is no reason to let your nerves take over. Stuttering at work can be a challenge, but it does not mean that you will not be able to communicate effectively on the job. […]

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  • Stuttering Modification Therapy

    For those who have a stutter, everyday interactions can be difficult, which is often frustrating. Stuttering modification therapy is a treatment option that helps people who stutter cope with these difficulties by teaching techniques that help them stutter “more easily.” It is theorized that by recognizing the stuttering and working with it, tension can be […]

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  • What You May Not Know About Stuttering

    If your child has started stuttering, many parents’ first instinct is to visit the pediatrician’s office to discuss the issue. Some pediatricians may be misinformed, telling parents that the child will grow out of it or that they need to wait and see. Here’s what parents really need to know about stuttering: Not All Children […]

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  • Questions to Ask the Speech Therapist

    When it comes to stuttering, treatment is very different than that of other speech therapies. It is important to work with a therapist who has specialized training and experience. As a parent of a child who stutters, do your research, ask other parents and professionals for referrals, and speak with several therapists before choosing one. […]

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  • Helping a Child Who Stutters

    When you have a child who stutters, are a teacher of a student who stutters, etc., you may wonder how best to support them. Here are a few tips recommended by the National Stuttering Association: Listen to Your Child Listen to the message your child is trying to get across rather than their stuttering. Refrain […]

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  • What Employers Should Know About People Who Stutter

    There are many misconceptions that come along with stuttering, especially in the workplace. Employers may overlook the potential of people who stutter due to the negative stereotypes that may be associated with stuttering. Here’s what employers should know when it comes to interviewing or hiring someone who stutters: Stuttering is Variable The severity of stuttering […]

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