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Early Childhood Stuttering Therapy: A Practical Guide (Order Now) provides a comprehensive overview of the evaluation nd therapy process for young children who stutter, ages 2-6. Written in the same practical, accessible style as our bestselling School-Age Stuttering Therapy: A Practical Guide, this all-new, 320-page book provides everything you need to give young children who stutter their best opportunity for recovering from stuttering and preventing a lifetime of challenges typically associated with this condition. 

School-Age Stuttering Therapy: A Practical GuideSchool-Age Stuttering Therapy: A Practical Guide (Order NowThis authoritative guidebook gives SLPs the knowledge and skills they need to evaluate and successfully treat school-age children who stutter. Written by stuttering specialists, the book provides real-world examples, worksheets, and activities that will immediately help clinicians incorporate creative and effective strategies into their clinical practice.

Uses & Applications

  • Intended to be used as a therapy guide to help clinicians work through the entire intervention process, from assessment through treatment and long-term follow-up
  • Includes just enough background about the nature and causes of stuttering without being too technical or theoretical – emphasizes practical knowledge that SLPs can use immediately
  • Designed for a variety of clinical settings - provides specific guidance for clinicians in the public schools as well as those in private practice
  • Helps clinicians overcome their fears about working with children who stutter to ensure that they are confident in their skills for helping their students
  • Addresses the needs of clinicians with a range of backgrounds – from recent graduates through specialists

Features & Benefits

  • Clearly outlines the assessment process to help clinicians meet eligibility guidelines and qualify children for therapy
  • Provides concrete strategies for treating all aspects of stuttering, from improving fluency to reducing negative reactions and minimizing adverse impact
  • Includes numerous worksheets and activities for directly engaging children in the therapy process
  • Describes how to effectively incorporate parents, teachers, and others into therapy to support the child both in and out of the classroom
  • Explains goal-writing and treatment documentation to help clinicians follow the principles of evidence-based practice
  • Written in a conversational style that provides scholarly information in an accessible manner

Note: Prior version published by LinguiSystems, Inc., as The Source For Stuttering Ages 7-18 (Reardon & Yaruss, 2004).


Minimizing Bullying: A Practical Guide for SLPsMinimizing Bullying: A Practical Guide for SLPs (Order Now

1 copy of each of our three new companion workbooks

• Minimizing Bullying: A Workbook for Students – includes worksheets specifically designed to help children develop their own responses to bullying.
• Minimizing Bullying: A Workbook for Parents – helps parents understand the nature of stuttering and bullying so they can be active partners in your therapy plan.
• Minimizing Bullying: A Workbook for Teachers and Administrators – brings teachers and school administrators “on board” for helping you help your students who stutter.


Designed to be used with 3 NEW companion workbooks: (Order Now)
• Minimizing Bullying for Children Who Stutter: A Workbook for Students
Minimizing Bullying for Children Who Stutter: A Workbook for Parents
Minimizing Bullying for Children Who Stutter: A Workbook for Teachers/Administrators

This unique therapy manual is filled with practical ideas for helping speech-language pathologists reduce the effects of bullying for their students who stutter. Written by stuttering specialists with many years of experience working with children who stutter, this book includes detailed instructions for how to implement advanced clinical techniques, such as cognitive restructuring, desensitization, role-playing, and classroom presentations.

Uses & Applications
• Designed to provide SLP's with guidance about how to help children who stutter overcome the problems associated with bullying
• For use in a range of settings, including public schools and clinical practice
• Helps SLP's, parents, teachers, administrators, and children who stutter better understand stuttering and bullying
• Developed in conjunction with 3 workbooks specifically written for children who stutter, parents, and school teachers/administrators

Features & Benefits
• Filled with real-world activities that clinicians can use immediately
• Focused on stuttering, but describes strategies that can be used with all children
• Includes up-to-date information about key topics such as cyberbullying, school-based bullying prevention programs,  and more
• Written in accessible, practical language that helps clinicians know what to do and what to say when working with children who are being bullied
• Student, parents, and teacher/administrator workbooks supplement clinician-based materials to enhance individualized instruction
• Notes

Prior version published by the National Stuttering Association (NSA) as Bullying and Teasing: Helping Children Who Stutter (Yaruss, Murphy, Quesal, & Reardon, 2004).

Read what Nina's customers have to say: 

The best material I have ever used—and I use it for all of my elementary fluency students with good success- is the Scott Yaruss and Nina Reardon's [Reeves] The Source for Stuttering. [NOW: School Age Stuttering Therapy: A practical guide] It's based on the latest research on fluency and treatment and is simply outstanding. It's great because the scope is the whole disorder (the impairment, the child's reactions and environmental reaction), not just speech difficulties themselves. I've had students go from speech avoidance and severe stuttering to a sense of empowerment (as they understood what was happening when they stutter) and talking freely in class—with stuttering of course—in a month. Of course, they are still working on their fluency enhancing and stuttering modification techniques, but the “own” a lot of their therapy and are emotionally so much better off in a relatively short time. It's been encouraging to watch!
- Jennifer V.; Wisconsin 

Chmela, K., & Reardon, N. (2001). The School-Age Child Who Stutters: Working Effectively with Attitudes and Emotions. Memphis, TN: Stuttering Foundation of America

This exciting workbook offers you a powerful tool for stuttering diagnostics and therapy, focusing exclusively on assessing and treating feelings and beliefs in school-age children. It contains practical, concrete ideas for documenting present levels of feelings and beliefs, their contribution to the overall problem, and strategies to achieve change and document therapy outcomes.

Chmela, K., & Reardon, N. (2001). . Memphis, TN: Stuttering Foundation of America


Reardon-Reeves, Nina. (2008) More Friends for Jackson. Anaheim, CA: National Stuttering Association

This new 16 page booklet is about a young boy named Jackson who attends a meeting for kids who stutter. As the story progresses we learn about Jackson's initial apprehension over attending the meeting, his experience during the course of the event, and the resulting friendships made by those in attendance.

Reardon, N.A. (2002) Angel Loves to Talk. Anaheim, CA: National Stuttering Association

This little nine page coloring book is perfect for children who stutter. Angel Loves to Talk is a story brought to life in hopes of carrying the message that all types of talking are OK, and that no matter what, your child's love of communication is most important.

Reardon-Reeves, N.A. (2008) Rucus Talks and Talks. Anaheim, CA: National Stuttering Association

Similar to Angel Loves to Talk, this coloring book tells the story of a young boy with bumpy speech and can be used to highlight the message of acceptance for whatever types of speaking experiences a young child is having at any given moment in time.