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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

I am seeing more and more references to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) as a promising approach for those who stutter. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) describes CBT as "a form of treatment that focuses on examining the relationships between thoughts,...

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What Does This Even Mean?

Most discussions about the uncertainty and disagreement that exists in the field of treatment for children who stutter take place between professionals.  Fortunately, with existing technology, parents can now access these conversations.  I think it’s important to take...

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Join us at the Voice Unearthed Facebook Page!

I've been away for awhile because I've been busy administering the Voice Unearthed Facebook page.  I am overwhelmed with the response (210 members and counting) and the support that these parents and adults are to each other.  The Voice Unearthed Facebook Group is...

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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, since he was three -- both...

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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 their...

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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 our...

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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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