This website is devoted entirely to language training for those who stutter. The language drills offered on this website make no pretense of addressing physiological or emotional causes of stuttering. However, for information’s sake, we supply the following links without implying any endorsements.
The Stuttering Foundation provides the most up-to-date information for the prevention of stuttering in young children and the most effective treatment available for teenagers and adults.
The National Stuttering Association is the largest self-help support organization in the United States for people who stutter.
At Hollins Communications Research Institute (HCRI) our scientists have developed a powerful, innovative stuttering treatment program featuring new behavioral, electronic and computer technologies that significantly improve the learning and retention of fluent speech.
Associated Stuttering Treatment Clinics This individualized treatment approach combines elements of fluency shaping and stuttering modification in a way that has proven effective for thousands of people who stutter. This approach weakens or prevents the conditioning that underlies stuttering and assists clients in strengthening their confidence and developing coping strategies.
The Stuttering Problem
Stuttering Therapy for Children We know that people who stutter often show variability in their stuttering, and this is sometimes related to internal as well as external factors. If a person who stutters is feeling tired or anxious, he/she may see an increase in stuttering during that time.
Speech Problems: Normal vs. Stuttering As children learn to speak they may naturally have some difficulty. Usually these problems are transient and part of your child’s normal development. However, sometimes children will develop a more serious problem such as true stuttering.
Stuttering IS a Speech Problem It has become fashionable to assert that the importance of feelings, attitudes and cognitive factors in the development of, and recovery from, stuttering indicates that stuttering is not a speech problem at all. Granting the importance of a “holistic” approach to stuttering, it is still most useful to realize that recovery from stuttering will not occur unless and until speech behaviors are addressed and changed in some fundamental way.
Therapy for Stuttering There are many different approaches to therapy for persons who stutter. These pages include numerous resource references.
Stuttering-Stammering Center My latest therapy product is the Beat Stuttering & Gain Confidence Fast Track which tackles the problem of stuttering and low self confidence head on. This exciting course can be downloaded from this website and there is no need to wait for study materials to arrive in the mail.
Therapy and Its Importance This discussion is divided into treating early stuttering in young children, treating stuttering in older children, and treating advanced stuttering in adolescents and adults. Three important ideas need to be kept in mind: 1) therapy is not appropriate for every person who stutters; 2) no one therapy approach works for every person who stutters; 3) no treatment approach offers a quick fix; treating stuttering takes time.
Australian Stuttering Research Centre The ASRC was established in 1996 at the University of Sydney, Australia. Its purpose is to establish and disseminate knowledge about stuttering and its treatment.
National Institute [of] Communication Disorders Developmental stuttering occurs in young children while they are still learning speech and language skills. Neurogenic stuttering may occur after a stroke, head trauma, or other type of brain injury.
Speech and Hearing Science The Illinois International Stuttering Research Program includes investigators from the United States and from several other countries who cooperate selectively in the conduct of a wide range of investigations concerning stuttering.
UCI Stuttering Research Group The Stuttering Website at the University of California, Irvine shares some of the research performed.
Stuttering Facts What is stuttering?, What causes stuttering?, How many people stutter?, How many children stutter?, Is stuttering caused by emotional or psychological problems?, and more.
Referral Lists The key to success with any kind of treatment is finding someone who is knowledgeable about that particular treatment. This is especially true of stuttering!
Information about Stuttering Professional organizations and support organizations for people who stutter appropriately warn consumers that looking for a “cure” for stuttering in adults is generally not realistic. Looking for ways to manage stuttering effectively is realistic. Consumers are warned that programs guaranteeing a “cure” should be thoroughly studied before spending any money on them.
7 Ways To Help A Child 1. Unhurried speaking, 2. Reduce the number of questions, 3. Use facial expressions, 4. Set aside a regular time each day, 5. Help family members take turns talking and listening, 6. Observe the way you interact with your child, and 7. Convey acceptance.
Preschoolers Includes the following headings: Is Your Child Stuttering?, The normally disfluent child, The child with milder stuttering, and, The child with more severe stuttering.
Helping Children Talk Fluently Many children pass through stages of developmental nonfluency in episodes or cycles that may last for several weeks or even a month. There are some episodes where the child is remarkably fluent and verbal, only to be followed by periods where the child is excessively hesitant in talking.