Mom’s intuition is usually a good thing – until it’s not.

I was sitting with a friend about 20 years ago, watching our kids tear around the yard. I had just returned from meeting up with a new speech therapist who felt it was time to introduce our five-year old, who had stuttered since he was 2 ½, to speech tools (turtle...

Lidcombe – What’s Left?

A newly published article in the Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research reported  the results of a recent study on Lidcombe (Donaghy, et. al. 2020). This study divided 74 children into two groups, the control group using verbal contingencies and the...

Voice Unearthed Key Points

Thank you to Tams Raymond for this eloquent overview of how she is using the Voice Unearthed approach. Many parents feel that not pursuing therapy focused on fixing their child’s stutter is the same as not doing anything. Parents are key to this journey and need...

Voice Unearthed/AIS Parent Support Session 11-15-2018

Here are my notes from the VU/AIS remote Parent Support Session on 11/15/2018. My notes are never as thorough as they could be because I get engaged in listening and forget to take notes!!  But here’s my best shot. Covert and avoidance behaviors: when to intervene and...