Practical Thoughts Blog

Welcome to our Practical Thoughts Blog. Our posts can help you help people who stutter and their families and caregivers. We cover topics such as setting treatment goals, teaching children about the speech mechanism ("speech machine"), creating a speech notebook, enhancing fluency (including "fluency shaping" and other speech modification strategies), as well as strategies for managing or handling moments of stuttering ( such as cancellation, pull-out / easing out, and preparatory set / easing in), improving communication attitudes, and increasing quality of life. This is also the place to find coverage of advanced topics like covert stuttering, microagressions, desensitization methods, fostering generalization, atypical disfluencies, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), neurogenic and psychogenic stuttering, minimizing bullying (including giving a classroom presentation), getting started with telepractice or virtual therapy, clarifying facts and myths about stuttering, educating teachers about stuttering, and much more!

Use the categories below to view previous blog posts by topic, or choose "All Practical Thoughts by Date" to view the entire blog, starting with the most recent entry. Of course, more information about these topics can be found in our books and therapy guides. Subscribe to our newsletter and follow us on social media to find out when we post new content.