When clinicians learn that a young child is stuttering, there first reaction should not be to automatically recommend some name-branded therapy program. To do so is to ignore the tenets of evidence-based practice. Instead, try this...
Stuttering is more than just stuttering, and measuring the impact of stuttering involves more than just counting the number of stuttering events a person exhibits. To truly understand the speaker's experience, we need to measure adverse impact.
What do we do when the child is ready for dismissal, but the parents aren't? In this blog post, Dr. Yaruss explains how we can help parents recognize the important gains that their children have made in therapy.
When a young child starts to stutter, it is important for parents and clinicians to take appropriate action at the right time. But what if the child is still very young? This blog post addresses the age-old question of "how old" a child needs to be before we can start treatment.
Many teens who stutter can benefit from treatment, but it's important that this treatment comes at the right time. Understanding the relationships between "pain of change" and the "pain of staying the same" can help speech-language pathologists know when and how to help teens who stutter.