After five years of conventional speech therapy, nine-year-old Eli’s struggle with stuttering only got worse.

He now not only stuttered, but turned his chin to his shoulder and growled in order to get out even a few words. Worse, he grew more silent with each passing day.

Desperate for answers, his mother, writer Doreen Lenz Holte, began asking some essential questions.

Where did most strategies for addressing stuttering come from?

Where did most strategies for addressing stuttering come from?

Was there really evidence to support these approaches?

If so, why did so many children continue to struggle?

If so, why did so many children continue to struggle?

Find the answers and more by ordering your own copy of “Voice Unearthed — Hope, Help, and a Wake-Up-Call for the Parents of Children Who Stutter” here:

Reviews

“This book changed our lives. My son is so much happier and now converses freely.”

Anonymous Reader

“I cannot recommend this book highly enough.”

J. Leics

“It’s a fantastic read – changed our lives and our way of thinking about Lewis’ speech!”

Julie Normie Jobson

“LOVED LOVED LOVED this book by Doreen Lenz Holte! In fact, I could barely put the book down.”

Cynthia A. Munyon

Speech-Language Pathologist

“A must read for every parent of a child who stutters.”

CTI

“Powerful story and tool for teaching SLPs to better clinicians.”

Rachel Ziljstra

Speech-Language Pathologist

“Dori Holte’s approach is in my opinion the best way forward from the child’s point of view. I could not recommend this book highly enough as a starting point on you and your child’s journey.”

Arthur Young

An adult who stutters

About the Author / Mission

DOREEN LENZ HOLTE

Doreen (Dori) Lenz Holte wrote Voice Unearthed: Hope, Help, and a Wake-Up Call for the Parents of Children Who Stutter as the book she wishes she could have read when their family was starting out on this journey with their three-year-old son, Eli, in 1999.

Since the book was published in 2011, and especially after she began her Facebook group in 2014, she has become an international advocate for parents and speech therapists looking for safer ways to treat children. Her focus is on keeping them talking and engaged in the world around them – not fixing their speech. Dori shares her experiences and research with groups of speech language therapists and students of communication disorders, both in person and via Skype.

She and her husband, Peter, are empty nesters residing in the lovely Minneapolis suburb, Golden Valley, and enjoy many visits from their three adult sons and one lovely daughter-in-law.

About the Author / Mission

DOREEN LENZ HOLTE

Doreen (Dori) Lenz Holte wrote Voice Unearthed: Hope, Help, and a Wake-Up Call for the Parents of Children Who Stutter as the book she wishes she could have read when their family was starting out on this journey with their three-year-old son, Eli, in 1999.

Since the book was published in 2011, and especially after she began her Facebook group in 2014, she has become an international advocate for parents and speech therapists looking for safer ways to treat children. Her focus is on keeping them talking and engaged in the world around them – not fixing their speech. Dori shares her experiences and research with groups of speech language therapists and students of communication disorders, both in person and via Skype.

She and her husband, Peter, are empty nesters residing in the lovely Minneapolis suburb, Golden Valley, and enjoy many visits from their three adult sons and one lovely daughter-in-law.