Practical Thoughts Blog
Jul 12, 2022
Talking on the phone is commonly cited as one of the hardest challenges for people who stutter. Here are some tips for overcoming this challenge and helping speakers experience greater ease and communication effectiveness in this most difficult situation.
Sep 28, 2020
The majority of clinical materials available for helping people who stutter are focused on young children and school-age children. What should we do with adolescents and adults? Read on to find out.
Sep 17, 2020
I picked up her title about stuttering (of course), and as I thumbed through the pages, I realized I was reading what I had been thinking and saying for 30+ years! THIS is how we help peers and teachers (and other stakeholders) learn about how to handle stuttering! The cherry on top is that her book also help provide an advocacy perspective for children who...
May 07, 2020
Nina Reeves shares a ton of great resources that she is using in her therapy with school-age children who stutter and their families right now!
May 04, 2020
As so many clinicians are scrambling to convert their therapy to e-learning, telepractice, or home packets, it sure would be nice to have a list of quick, easy-to-implement therapy activities. Nina Reeves has your back!
May 01, 2020
Stretchy speech is a common strategy that many clinicians use for helping to improve fluency in people who stutter. Dr. J. Scott Yaruss explains why he's not one of those clinicians.
Apr 19, 2020
Overcoming the fear of stuttering is one of the most important components of therapy. The question is: how do we do it?
Jan 05, 2019
We are often asked what to do when a teacher doesn't notice a child's stuttering, or when a child just doesn't seem to be bothered by the stuttering. What are we supposed to do? Nina Reeves offers the guidance that you need to help teachers, students, and parents through these difficult challenges.
Oct 22, 2018
October 22 is International Stuttering Awareness Day! Don't miss out on this opportunity to provide needed support for your students while you educate others about stuttering.
Sep 26, 2018
Teachers can make a real difference in the lives of their students who stutter, though they are often uncertain about what to do to help. Fortunately, we have resources to guide them in supporting their students both in and out of the classroom.
Jul 05, 2018
Self-help and support organizations can make a real difference in the lives of people who stutter and their families!