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How do I write IEP goals for preschool children who stutter?

Writing IEP goals for preschool and young school-age children who stutter presents a unique challenge for clinicians, because most of the early therapy is done with and through the parents. Learn how to handle this by writing goals for both less-direct and more-direct aspects of therapy.

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Why don’t we write goals about fluency?

Writing IEP goals presents a unique challenge for clinicians working with children who stutter. In this blog post, Dr. Yaruss argues that we should not be writing goals based on fluency. Click to find out why!

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Answering SLP SUMMIT Questions

What a wonderful time I had presenting at the 2018 SLP SUMMIT! Thank you for submitting so many questions during and after the presentation...This is the place to find answers!

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What if my child doesn't recover?

When a child is stuttering, it is natural for parents to worry about the future. Of all the questions that they might ask, though, one of the most difficult to answer is whether the child will "outgrow" the stuttering... In this blog post, Dr. Yaruss talks about how he responds...

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Child is stuttering? Try this one weird trick!

Child is stuttering? Try this one weird trick!

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...

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