Practical Thoughts Blog
Sep 17, 2020
Guest Blog: Eden Molineaux
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...
Sep 09, 2020
Guest Blog: Phuong Lien Palafox
Meet: Phuong Lien Palafox! We are happy to highlight some of our colleagues that inspire us and are doing marvelous things in the SLP profession.
Aug 17, 2020
Stuttering is NOT a low-incidence disorder!
Stuttering is often called a "low-incident" disorder, but the truth is, it's not, and speech-language pathologists are doing a significant disservice to their clients (and themselves) by perpetuating this myth.
Aug 07, 2020
I read that ABC technique gives X% improvement (!!!) with only Y minutes of practice per day!!!
Professor J. Scott Yaruss "goes off" on the idea that there are simple ways to overcome stuttering by just using a particular technique or practicing for a particular amount of time. Fasten your seatbelt, stand back or settle in, and get ready for a data-driven, evidence-based, rip-roaring rant!
May 14, 2020
What Kids Who Stutter Want Parents and Listeners to Know
For National Stuttering Awareness Week, Nina's students share their thoughts about what parents and listeners need to know about stuttering!
May 07, 2020
Sharing with Students Who Stutter and their Families
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
15 Quick-Hit School Age Stuttering Therapy Activities
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
Why don’t we prefer stretched-out speech strategies?
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 22, 2020
What about those "atypical disfluencies?"
Not all disfluencies reflect stuttering. Sometimes, children exhibit "atypical" disfluencies. What in the world do we do with those? Nina Reeves has the answers.
Apr 21, 2020
Resources for Parents of Children who Stutter
Looking for resources for parents of children who stutter? Look no further! Nina Reeves has compiled a comprehensive list!
Apr 19, 2020
How can we help school-age children become desensitized to stuttering?
Overcoming the fear of stuttering is one of the most important components of therapy. The question is: how do we do it?
Apr 16, 2020
Resources for SLPs: Stuttering Therapy, Telepractice, Supporting Parents and More!
Be sure to bookmark this comprehensive list of resources for helping speech-language pathologists develop their confidence in helping those who stutter.