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8/29 Notes: Parent Support Session VU/AIS

Highlights from the 8-27 Voice Unearthed/American Institute for Stuttering group session: How do you define “cure.” Cure is when a person experiences no negative anticipation or physical or emotional recoil when they stutter and they keep moving forward with their...

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Be prepared, not obsessed.

Dear parents. Lately I've been thinking more about the fear we have of our children being teased because of their stutter/stammer. We sometimes obsess - I know, I've been there. We cry, we hurt, we almost become paralyzed with fear for what might happen. Having fear...

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Dear speech therapists , please be fearless…

Dear speech therapists, Many of you are supportive of the Voice Unearthed perspective and are onboard with the focus on keeping kids talking rather than fixing their speech. For this reason, you express concern when you see the Voice Unearthed message possibly turning...

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When believing isn’t enough.

Matthew O’Malley’s “The O’Malley Stuttering Self-Treatment Guide” is not meant for children, but I do believe it holds a perspective that can be helpful to parents.  Below is a chart he shares that reveals a lot about the reality of speech therapy: (Zebrowski, 2008)...

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“It would not be a frivolous lawsuit…”

This is the third in a series of six blog posts in response to the series of StutterTalk podcasts focusing on whether SLPs should treat people who stutter. Episode 631 features Jim McClure, a person who stutters and a former consumer member of the American Board of...

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“It’s the Wild West Out There!”

This is my second blog posting in response to Stuttertalk Podcast #2 (episode 630) in a series of six podcasts asking the question “Should SLPs treat stuttering?”. Host Peter Reitzes interviews Rodney Gabel, a professor at the University of Toledo, speech-language...

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