Publications and Resources
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School-Age Stuttering Therapy: A Practical Guide
Overview: This 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 and 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 and 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).
ASHA Audio Continuing Education Program:
Authored by Nina Reardon Reeves
School Age Stuttering Therapy: A Framework that Works
Description: This program outlines a basic framework of school age stuttering therapy. Discussions include moving from assessment to therapy plans, parent/teacher/child education issues, and overall aspects of intervention. An overview of strategies and resources for speech-motor intervention is provided, which deals with cognitive and affective issues, and ways to help children become effective communicators in a variety of speaking environments.
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 new 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.
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-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.
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, N.A., & Yaruss, J.S., (Revision, 2008) Young Children Who Stutter: Information and Support for Parents. Anaheim, CA : National Stuttering Association
If you suspect that your child is stuttering, you may be feeling worried, confused, or at a loss about what you can do to help. Family members, friends, professionals, and even the media may have given you conflicting advice about what you should do next. ALSO AVAILABLE IN SPANISH!
Resource LinksContrary to popular belief, there are many available resources for stuttering information. Below you will find a selected set of resources that are available. This is obviously not an exhaustive list, but these resources will lead you to other materials on the subject of stuttering. Whether you are a person who stutters, speech-language pathologist, educator, parent or family member, there is something for you in the list below!
Download a categorized list of "Famous People Who Stutter(ed)"
National Stuttering Association (NSA) 119 W. 40th Street, 14th Floor New York, NY 10018
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 800-937-8888 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 800-937-8888 end_of_the_skype_highlighting begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 800-937-8888 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 800-937-8888 end_of_the_skype_highlighting end_of_the_skype_highlighting Website: www.WeStutter.org
The National Stuttering Association (NSA) Teens Who STutter (TWST) Dallas Area support chapter
The chapter, one of the first youth chapters in the nation, was named NSA's Youth Chapter of the Year for 2008!
The chapter meets once per month (last Thursday of the month) at Callier Center for Communication Disorders (811 Synergy Park Boulevard in Richardson, TX) at 7:00 p.m. Teens who stutter, their families and SLPs are welcome to join each other to support teens who deal with stuttering. Please contact Nina if you would like further information about the NSA or the Dallas Area TWST meetings.
Stuttering Foundation (SF) P.O. Box 11749 3100 Walnut Grove Road #603 Memphis , TN 38111
Email: email@example.com Phone: 1-800-992-9392 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 1-800-992-9392 end_of_the_skype_highlighting Website: www.stutteringhelp.org
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) 10801 Rockville Pike Rockville, Maryland 20852
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 1-800-498-2071 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 1-800-498-2071 end_of_the_skype_highlighting Website: www.asha.org
Specialty Board on Fluency Disorders Website: www.stutteringspecialists.org
Friends: National Association of Young People Who Stutter
Email: LCAGGIANO@aol.com Phone:1-866-866-8335 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 1-866-866-8335 end_of_the_skype_highlighting Website: www.friendswhostutter.org
OnlineThe Stuttering Home Page: www.stutteringhomepage.com
More Children's Literature on Stuttering
Angel Loves to Talk & Rucus Talks and Talks
Written by Nina Reardon-Reeves, Illustrated by Brit Kohls
These coloring books are perfect for young children who stutter who are aware that they have differences in their voice sometimes. These stories are brought to life in hopes of carrying the message that all types of talking are “OK,” and that no matter what, a child's love of communication is most important.
More Friends for Jackson Written by Nina Reardon-Reeves, Illustrated by Pam Kurtz
A new 16 page booklet is about a young boy named Jackson who attends a meeteing 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. This is a must have for kids who stutter.
Tending to Grace Written by Kimberly Newton Fusco
Lucky Stars Written by Lucy Frank
Jeremy and the Hippo: A Boy's Struggle with Stuttering Written by Gail Lew
The Mary Marony series Written by Suzy Kline
• Mary Marony and the Chocolate Surprise
• Mary Marony and the Snake
• Mary Marony: Mummy Girl
• Mary Marony Hides Out