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Nothing New Under The Sun – Or Maybe There Is!

 I was getting my hair cut the other day, and mentioned that I was on my way to talk to college students about stuttering. The hairdresser said, “oh, my 19-year-old son stutters.” I asked her if he had been through therapy and she said “yes,...

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What Others Saying About Voice Unearthed

Parents and speech therapists often connect with me to provide feedback and insights into their own journeys after reading Voice Unearthed: Hope, Help, and a Wake-Up Call for the Parents of Children Who Stutter.  With their permission I am sharing a number of...

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Flash Back – First Trip to the Ranch

Eli and I attended the last Stuttering Group Meeting at UW River Falls last week … at least the last one Eli will be able to join in on for a while as he’s off to college. To give you a feel for the nature of these gatherings, we spent an inordinate amount of time...

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Summer Update From The Holtes

It’s been a whirlwind summer for the Holte family -- started off with Eli’s 18th birthday followed two days later by his grad party (120+ friends and family -- good times!!).  See below -- note the gecko coming out of the eyeball… These events were followed up by...

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Befuddled and Grateful!

This past Monday I had the honor of doing a Skype session with Communication Disorders graduate students from City University New York (CUNY). They were truly inspiring and I thank them and their professor, Peggy Connor, for inviting me. They had all read my book and...

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To a Father From Anna

Happy Spring again. If I say it enough times I'm certain the snowbanks that persist outside my office window will go away. I am a member of the Neurosemantics of Stuttering Yahoo group and am always informed and inspired by these amazing adults. The following is a...

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I Won’t Blog Just to Hear Myself Blog

Happy spring to all of you!  If you're still living in the midst of a giant snowbank like the one I'm staring at out my office window, this hardly seems possible.  Hopefully the calendar doesn't lie. This post has nothing to do with...

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Book Recommendation for Parents and Speech Therapists

Just finished reading, for the second time, Dr. Gunars Neiders' book, From Stuttering to Fluency: Manage Your Emotions and Live More Fully. Dr. Neiders is a psychologist and a person who stutters. He enlists Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) to address shame...

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