What is one concept that can help SLPs become more effective in their assessment and intervention interactions with people who stutter and their families? In this important video, Nina Reeves explains her thoughts on this topic.
How can Speech-Language Pathologists become more comfortable with stuttering and stuttering therapy? Listen as Nina Reeves and J. Scott Yaruss discuss their tips for creating a desensitization pathway for SLPs who work with people who stutter.
Our Stuttering Therapy Resources team is scurrying and getting ready for ASHA 2019! Find out about some of our great new resources for assessment and treatment for children who stutter and their families launching at ASHA this year!
One of the most common challenges that speech-language pathologists and parents of children who stutter face occurs when children know their speech strategies but don't use them. Read on to find out why and what to do about it!
Prior blog posts have talked about the importance of individualized therapy for young children who stutter. This time, Dr. Yaruss provides a brief overview of the available approaches to help clinicians make informed choices that match each child's and family's unique needs.
When selecting a therapy approach for a young child who stutters, it is important not to fall into the trap of making blanket recommendations or using the same therapy approach with everyone. Individualized treatment is the key to success!
Determining whether a young child who stutters needs therapy is complicated by the fact that most children who stutter in the preschool years actually recover on their own. By focusing on key risk factors, we can make evidence-based decisions about when treatment is most likely to be needed.
Clinicians are often uncertain about how to choose an appropriate, evidence-based treatment approach for young children who stutter. In this post, Dr. Yaruss encourages clinicians to first consider a child's and family's needs before selecting a specific approach.
Nina Reeves stirred up a bit of a storm during a recent professional development workshop, when she said that speech-language pathologists should not write treatment goals for children who stutter that are based on the frequency or severity of stuttering. Read her post to find out why!