Practical Thoughts Blog
Jul 19, 2023
A guest blog post by Lee Reeves, DVM Years ago, an SLP friend of mine asked how I would define acceptance. My response to his request led to an article for Letting Go, the official newsletter of the National Stuttering Association. I have shared my thoughts regarding stuttering acceptance (or what I now refer to as “coming to terms with stuttering”) in keynote speeches, presentations...
May 24, 2023
As our understanding of the speaker’s experience of stuttering increases via research evidence, patient evidence, and clinical practice, eligibility criteria for receiving stuttering services in the schools must be analyzed and challenged.
Jan 05, 2023
Coming to terms with stuttering is an important goal for adults and children alike, but it can be challenging. Fortunately, there are many therapy strategies that speech-language pathologists can use from the world of counseling psychology to help our clients achieve these important goals.
Oct 09, 2022
Prolonged speech is a strategy for helping people who stutter speak more fluently. Read this post by Dr. Yaruss to understand why it may not be the only strategy -- or even the best strategy -- that you need to learn.
Aug 08, 2021
Guest Blogger Dieudonne Nsabimana shares challenges and triumphs in helping children in Africa who stutter.
Jun 28, 2021
It is generally recognized that early intervention is best for children who stutter. But what does it mean if the child is still stuttering as he approaches the school-age years? Dr. Yaruss talks about the misunderstandings caregivers can experience when their children who stutter transition from preschool to early elementary ages.
May 19, 2021
Speech-language pathologists often ask about children who stutter or have fluency concerns who exhibit “audible inhalations” or gasp for air when engaged in conversational speech. In this blog post, we address 3 scenarios for when and how we might address appropriate breathing strategies in stuttering therapy.
Feb 24, 2021
Nina Reeves shares some thoughts about how to discuss President Biden's stuttering with students. No, don't worry, we're not talking about politics here; just some facts about stuttering.
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.