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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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Keeping My Fingers Crossed

Recently, in an email conversation with a leader in this field, it was suggested that I should be writing more about the positive experiences families are having connected with speech therapy for their children who stutter. This professional stated that most...

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Put a Lid on It

I love analogies. So here’s one for you… Often the first instinct, when there’s a grease fire in your kitchen, is to dump a bucket of water on it. Of course, most of us know better. We know a lot about fire and we know that water will only make a grease fire spread....

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