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.