fStuttering Treatment GOLD!


by Judy Maginnis Kuster


 Disclaimer: The URLs on the handout were all functioning March 2016. Because of the nature of the Internet, there is no guarantee they will be functioning in the future. If the URL doesn’t work, the site listed may be gone --  check the  Wayback Machine - http://web.archive.org


Many "requirements, standards, regulations" we need to stay on top of


1.     ASHA's required disclosure statement

Archived ISAD Conferences https://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/isadarchive/onlineconference.html

2. ASHA's ethical standards

Code of Ethics http://www.asha.org/policy/ET2016-00342/

3. HIPPA regulations

Health Information Privacy HIPPA Training


http://www.medscape.org/viewarticle/781892_2 - Medscape login

4. Response to Intervention RTI

National Center on Response to Intervention

What is RTI http://www.rti4success.org/video/what-rti-and-what-are-essential-components-must-be-present - free

• Various Webinars on RTI - http://www.rti4success.org/resources/webinars

5. Common Core Curriculum standards

Common Core State Standards - http://www.corestandards.org/

Standards in your state - http://www.corestandards.org/standards-in-your-state/

• Diane Games, Diane Paul, and Nina Reeves, Oral Reading Fluency Measures and Accommodations for School-Age Students Who Stutter Perspectives December 2014 http://sig4perspectives.pubs.asha.org/Article.aspx?articleid=2086333

Stuttering and Reading Fluency http://www.westutter.org/assets/Stuttering-and-Reading-Fluency.pdf

6. Federal mandates - Provisions in IDEA - http://www.wrightslaw.com/idea/law.htm to keep up with the latest.

7. Minnesota state eligibility regulations - https://www.revisor.mn.gov/rules/?id=3525.1343


Evidence-Based Practice


ASHA's position statement on EBP

"EBP refers to an approach in which current, high-quality research evidence is integrated with practitioner expertise and client preferences and values into the process of making clinical decisions."


• Using the best evidence in decision making Sackett et. al

• Uses current best evidence to the specific problem under investigation

• Worker clinician experience/expertise

• Client/patient and family values


Connecting with Professional Colleagues WITH EXPERTISE and With Clients and Their Families


Professionals who have special expertise and/or interest in stuttering

• Specialty Board on Fluency Disorders http://www.stutteringspecialists.org/

• SF Referral Lists http://www.stutteringhelp.org/referrals-information


ASHA’s Online Community http://community.asha.org for all ASHA members (including student members) – take time to explore what is available e.g. Member Directory


ASHA Community Discussions


•Some are totally open to any ASHA member

• Autism

Library – SLP-ABA Resources – 38 page PDF – stuttering resources suggested

• SLP Schools 2.9K members

Discussion – announcing new blog on stuttering

Brooke Leiman The Stuttering Source http://www.stutteringsource.com/

Library - Teacher report - Educational Impact is more than “fluency”

• Restricted to certain members – e.g. SIG members

• SIG 16 - School-Based Issues 10.2K members

Discussion - Atypical stuttering discussion

Library - Speech Goals Aligned to Common Core

• SIG 4 - Fluency and Fluency Disorders 11.5K members

Discussion – Ideas to get middle schoolers to talk in therapy

Library - an important 2-page letter about "adversely affects educational

performance” and what is part of IDEA for providing services


Other mailing lists about fluency disorders - typically available to everyone, including consumers clients

Google group


To subscribe -  send  an empty email message to Stutt-L+subscribe@googlegroups.com  More information about subscribing is available at http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/stutt-l/subscribe.pdf

Yahoo groups - A few examples

• CLUTTERING - on-line list about cluttering – occasional posts

• COVERT-S - about covert stuttering – very active

• LIDCOMBE - closed list for those trained in Lidcombe

• STUTTERINGCHAT – https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/stutteringchat/info very large groupactive with over 3700 members – primarily people who stutter, occasional posts

You can subscribe to yahoo groups through a web-based subscription http://www.groups.yahoo.com/group/nameofthelist - click on purple "join group” icon.


Social Networks - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_social_networking_websites


Facebook - Find many examples in the "search" function of http://www.facebook.com

• ASHA - https://www.facebook.com/asha.org

• Stuttering Arena - https://www.facebook.com/groups/239310959439557/

• Women Who Stutter - https://www.facebook.com/groups/129534560413343/

• I Stutter, So What - https://www.facebook.com/groups/250436431717211/

• Stuttering Foundation - https://www.facebook.com/stutteringhelp

• Stuttering Community - https://www.facebook.com/groups/98233252577/

• Stuttering and Autism Dissertations

• Stuttering Lounge - https://www.facebook.com/groups/355664674577627/

• King’s Speech “curriculum”

• Announcement of a Leaderblog on “Helpful Strategies for

Communicating with a Young Child who Stutters”

• Twitter - http://twitter.com

• Search - http://search.twitter.com

• ASHA’s Twitter - https://twitter.com/ashaweb

• Kuster’s Twitter - https://twitter.com/judykuster


Linkedin - www.linkedin.com

Search linkedin groups - http://www.linkedin.com/search-fe/group_search

• Cluttering and Stuttering – over 1000 members, occasionally active



ASHA Pinterest -  http://pinterest.com/ashaweb/  nearly 14.8 thousand  followers, and currently has 42 boards (March 2016) – no board on fluency disorders, board with most pins is Hearing Loss Treatment/intervention – 780 pins


Pediastaff - http://pinterest.com/pediastaff/  over 164.8 thousand followers and 151 different "boards"

Stuttering, Cluttering http://www.pinterest.com/pediastaff/stuttering-cluttering/

Anxiety Disorders http://www.pinterest.com/pediastaff/anxiety-disorders-gad-ocd-ptsd-phobias/

Bullying http://www.pinterest.com/pediastaff/bullying/

Emotions and Feelings http://www.pinterest.com/pediastaff/emotions-and-feelings/


Pinterest search - http://www.pinterest.com/  must register. BUT with the keyword “stuttering” and a lot of time and patience, you can uncover a lot!





• A few examples of well-done Speech-Language Pathology Blogs several with downloadable free therapy materials and ideas.


ASHA Leader Blog - http://blog.asha.org - use key word to search

• Could Voice Therapy be a Remedy for Stuttering?

• Distinguishing Cluttering from Stuttering

• Avoidance Reduction Therapy: A Success Story

• PediaStaff blog http://www.pediastaff.com/blog/ search with keyword "stuttering"

• Not Just the King's Speech: Stuttering and its Causes – Nan Ratner http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/210-not-just-king-s-speech-stuttering-and-its-causes?play=1

• From Professional CCC/SLPs and resources

• AIS blog with keyword "research" -  http://stutteringtreatment.org/blog/?s=research

• Brooke Leiman’s Stuttering Source http://www.stutteringsource.com/blog

• Prep Set http://www.stutteringsource.com/blog/411-on-preparatory-sets-prep-sets#.VLPmy-CR-L0

• Pull-outs - http://www.stutteringsource.com/blog/411-on-pull-outs#.VuOAW3DPvbl

• Cancellations - http://www.stutteringsource.com/blog/-the-411-on-cancellations#.VuOAoHDPvbl

• The Dabblling Speechie Blog (February 26, 2016) – just for fun http://www.thedabblingspeechie.com/2016/02/26/dollar-store-fluency-finds-for-stuttering-therapy/

• Are also a few SLP blogs that advertise their "products” in Teachers Pay Teachers http://www.teacherspayteachers.com. They are typically not free, but may be of interest. Use keyword "stuttering” to find them.

• Blogs reflecting client/patient and family values

• Pam Mertz - Make Room for the Stuttering - http://stutterrockstar.com/

• Dorie Holte’s blog Voice Unearthed - A Parent's Perspective on Therapy for Children Who Stutter http://www.voiceunearthed.blogspot.com/

• Tom Wedig’s The Stuttering Brain http://thestutteringbrain.blogspot.com/

Podcasts with interaction available - verbal "blogging”

Stuttering is Cool by Daniele Rossi - http://www.stutteringiscool.com/ 

• Peter Reitzes and Eric Jackson's StutterTalk - http://stuttertalk.com/

• Pam Mertz Women Who Stutter http://stutterrockstar.com/category/women-who-stutter-podcast/


“Real-time” opportunities to consult with professionals and learn from consumers


• Live audio/video interaction online

• Skype http://www.skype.com 

• Google Phone http://www.google.com/chat/voice/ 

• Stuttering Social - http://stuttersocial.com/ 


A few trusted websites and resources


Several information-rich sites on Fluency Disorders

• Stuttering Foundation http://www.stutteringhelp.org  

• Freevideos – http://www.stutteringhelp.org/videos?page=1

• British Stammering Association http://www.stammering.org 

• BSA Leaflets for teens and young adults  - http://www.stammering.org/help-information/people-who-stammer/teens-young-adults/bsa-leaflets-teens-and-young-adults 

• National Stuttering Association http://www.westutter.org 

• Activities - http://www.westutter.org/who-we-help/families/elementary-school-age-kids/ and free brochures - http://www.westutter.org/about-the-nsa/nsa-printables/

• FRIENDS http://www.friendswhostutter.org/ 

• Teens/In the Classroom - http://www.friendswhostutter.org/teens/ includes How to give a classroom presentation on stuttering http://www.friendswhostutter.org/how-to-give-a-classroom-presentation-on-stuttering-2/

• International Cluttering Association http://associations.missouristate.edu/ICA/ 

• Cluttering: A Clinical Perspective by Florence Myers a,d Kenneth St. Louis  http://associations.missouristate.edu/ICA/Resources/Books%20Manuscripts/Myers%20StLouis%20Book%201996/download_page_for%20MyersStlouisBook.htm

• Fluency Friday - http://www.fluencyfriday.org/ by Diane Games

•Presentations/Handouts – http://www.fluencyfriday.org/presentations.html

• Affirmations – http://www.fluencyfriday.org/Affirmations.pdf

• Stuttering Home Page http://www.stutteringhomepage.com 

• Online Resources on Cluttering http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/cluttering.html

• Internet resources for school-based SLPs http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/schools/SID4page.html and

Internet resources for working with preschoolers http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/schools/SID4page2.html

• Songs about stuttering – http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/media/songs.html

• Movies the portray stuttering – http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/media/movietext.html

• Archives of past ISAD online conferences – http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/isadarchive/onlineconference.html

• Words for stuttering -  http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/kids/words.html

• Famous People Who Stutter http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/famous/famouspws.html

Ľ Therapy for Stuttering http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/therapy.html

• Information about stuttering http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/infoaboutstuttering.html

• Folk myths about stuttering http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/Infostuttering/folkmyths.html

• Stuttering and Suicide http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/suicide.html

• Combining two important resources

• Examples of Materials That Can Be Adapted for Therapy by Judy Kuster http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster2/sptherapy.html 

• Treating the School-Age Stutterer by Peter Ramig, et. al. is a 40-page handout filled with suggestions focusing on twelve components of stuttering intervention with research references to support each component - available in PDF format at http://www.stutteringrecovery.com/childinterv.PDF and also in html format at www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/TherapyWWW/components/treatschoolage.html


Goal: Establishing fluency through increasingly longer and more complex stimuli

  single syllable/word level

• Hangman activities

• Quia Online Autumn Hangman http://www.quia.com/hm/1726.html – for computer or iPad

• Funbrain Stay Afloat http://www.funbrain.com/hangman/index.html - for computer or iPad 

• Describing Dice – Freebie on Teachers Pay Teachers http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/FreeDownload/Describing-Dice-Mats-FREEBIE-for-Speech-Therapy

• List item, Synonyms, Antonyms, – Freebie on Teachers Pay Teachers http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/FreeDownload/Speech-and-Language-Jeopardy-1160459 

• 180 Questions and Prompts http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/FreeDownload/180-Questions-and-Prompts-to-Build-Expressive-Receptive-Language 

• Nina loves to name things http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/bll/nina/index.htm 

• What's in the Bag? http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/in_the_bag/index.html 

• Rhyming words match http://www.obseussed.com/2012/03/green-eggs-and-ham-activities-and-free.html

  phrase level

• Plural nouns – combine number+noun http://soda.ustadistancia.edu.co/enlinea/dianacelis_BasicEnglish1/unit_2_noun_plurals.html

• Things to sort http://web.archive.org/web/20080118234556/http://k-8visual.info/dLoad_ThingsToSort.html#download - living animals, plants nonliving solid, liquid, gas

Memory matching games on QUIA https://www.quia.com/mc/2194228.html  

• Prepositional phrases - The clock is _______ the wall. http://www.detailenglish.com/index.php?page=articles&op=readArticle&id=230&title=Prepositions-of-Place-Exercises-With-Pictures

• Free Categories Card Game – Name Things That - (I see a _____) https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/FreeDownload/FREE-Categories-Card-Game-Name-Things-That--1050088 FREE category activity from Teachers Pay Teachers

  sentence level

• 8 pages of Pictures of opposites - http://www.homeeducationresources.com/frans-freebies-opposites-cards-preschool-fun-set/

• Containers-Quantifiers Pictionary https://en.islcollective.com/resources/printables/worksheets_doc_docx/containers_-_pictionary/countable--uncountable/76587

• Colored verb cards http://www.kizclub.com/verbcards.htm 

• Flash Cards  from islcollective.com - https://en.islcollective.com/resources/printables/worksheets_doc_docx/flash-cards/present-continuous-actions/55968 - describe action in a sentence.

• Sentence Sequencing DLTK  http://www.dltk-teach.com/alphabuddies/sequence/sentence.htm  

• Speech Teach UK downloads  -  "Picture Cubes" http://www.speechteach.co.uk/download1.php?file=speech_therapy_story_cubes_pdfs.zip 

• Word Dice - enter words, roll the dice and make up a sentence http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2literacy.html#worddice  

  story level

• Story starter picture prompts http://www.meddybemps.com/9.700.html

• Describe the picture for someone who can’t see http://writingexercises.co.uk/children/random-picture.php

• Once Upon A Time from islcollective.com . Pick 3 and make up a short story.


Roll a story https://www.dropbox.com/s/k0e8g6l510a5g64/Roll%20A%20Story.pdf

• Name which one does not belong and tell me why - http://www.preschool-printable-activities.com/printable-worksheets-for-kids.html

• Line drawing sequence stories picture cards


• Sequence pictures of

• Nursery rhymes http://web.archive.org/web/20140606044908/http://www.teachersandfamilies.com/nursery/index.html

• Little Red Riding Hood https://web.archive.org/web/20080512233135/http://www.daycareresource.com/sequencecardslittleredridinghood3565.html

• Gingerbread Man https://web.archive.org/web/20090509202012/http://daycareresource.com/sequencecardsgingerbreadman.html

• Once Upon A Time from islcollective.com . Pick 3 and make up a short story.


  conversation level

• Conversation Starter Cards - https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/FreeDownload/Conversation-Starter-Cards

• Problem solving scenarios  https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/FreeDownload/Problem-Solution-Scenarios-Activity-or-Writing-Prompt

• Telling Jokes - http://www.kidsjokesoftheday.com/Funny-True-Stories-for-Kids_1.html

• What If  Story Starters http://web.archive.org/web/20140606191934/http://www.kinderkorner.com/starters.html

• Social Skill Problem Solving Scenarios/Role Plays https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Social-Skill-Problem-Solving-ScenariosRole-Plays-1603527

• What If? https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/the-what-if-box-6336793

• A shoutout for iSLCOLLECTIVE - 50,000+ free ESL, EFT worksheets made by teachers for teachers (must register, in English (https://en.islcollective.com/), Spanish (https://es.islcollective.com/) and other languages)


Connecting with the Research


Information people who stutter are finding online, in bookstores, on TV

• Testimonials

• Stutter No More – Martin Schwartz

• Live Stutter Free in 3 Days! – Anna Deeter

  Television Interview https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxHhn-_L88g

• PRO9OD Speech System 34 Minutes – Michael Williams

• Kill Your Stutter in 10 Minutes! – Arjun Lal

• Let the buyer AVOID – http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/therapy.html#beware


Excellent Research Tools and Resources


An entire book (journal) online - Susan Baxter, Maxine Johnson, Lindsay Blank, Anna Cantrell, Shelagh Brumfitt, Pamela Enderby, and Elizabeth Goyder. (2016) Non-pharmacological treatments for stuttering in children and adults: a systematic review and evaluation of clinical effectiveness, and exploration of barriers to successful outcomes http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK338617/


Finding peer reviewed research references and articles


• BASE – "one of the world's most voluminous search engines especially for academic open access web resources” http://www.base-search.net/

• Michael Blomgren, Behavioral treatments for children and adults who stutter: a review. Psychol Res Behav Manag. 2013 Jun 10;6:9-19. doi: 10.2147/PRBM.S31450. Print 2013. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23785248

• Janet M. Beilbya, , , Michelle L. Byrnesb, J. Scott Yaruss, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for adults who stutter: Psychosocial adjustment and speech fluency, Journal of Fluency Disorders Volume 37, Issue 4, December 2012, Pages 289–299 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0094730X12000617

• speechBITE -  http://www.speechbite.com/  - Australian-based resource includes

• Nye C, Vanryckeghem M, Schwartz JB, Herder C, Turner HM 3rd, Howard C., Behavioral stuttering interventions for children and adolescents: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Speech Lang Hear Res. 2013 Jun;563:921-32. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23275413

• SUMSearch - http://sumsearch.org  - searches MEDLINE, DARE, and NGC

• Katerina Ntourou, Edward G. Conture, and Mark W. Lipsey, Language abilities of children who stutter: A meta-analytical review, Am J Speech Lang Pathol. Aug 2011; 203: 163–179. Author manuscript; available in PMC Aug 8, 2013 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3738062/ entire article online

• Scholar Google - http://scholar.google.com  key words: evidence based stuttering therapy – uncovered entire article

 • D Prins, RJ Ingham, Evidence-based treatment and stuttering—historical perspective, Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, February 2009, Vol.52, 254-263. http://jslhr.pubs.asha.org/article.aspx?articleid=1782533


Accessing Additional Articles


• PubMed - http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/PubMed/  

interface for MEDLINE, National Library of Medicine's  bibliographic database

• ASHA Journals - AJA, AJSLP, JSLHR, LSHSS http://journals.pubs.asha.org/


• Professional "magazines"

• ASHA Leader http://leader.pubs.asha.org/  

School Age Stuttering: What Works http://leader.pubs.asha.org/article.aspx?articleid=2288217&resultClick=1

• Communication Matters – NZSTA (New Zealand) http://www.speechtherapy.org.nz/page/info-for-slts/communication-matters/

• ADVANCE for Speech and Hearing http://speech-language-pathology-audiology.advanceweb.com/Editorial/Content/Editorial.aspx?CTIID=904

Treating Stuttering Through Telepractice http://speech-language-pathology-audiology.advanceweb.com/Features/Articles/Distance-Technology.aspx

• CASLPA Journals - http://sac-oac.ca/professional-resources/canadian-journal-speech-language-pathology-and-audiology  

Archives available http://cjslpa.ca/archive.php

• Journal of Fluency Disorders http://www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-fluency-disorders/ Offers a freely-available article in each issue

• Lisa Iverach, , Ronald M. Rapee, Social anxiety disorder and stuttering: Current status and future directions, Journal of Fluency Disorders, Volume 40, June 2014, Pages 69–82 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0094730X13000648

• Ross G. Menzies, Mark Onslow, Ann Packman, Sue O’Brian, Cognitive behavior therapy for adults who stutter: A tutorial for speech-language pathologists Journal of Fluency Disorders Volume 34, Issue 3, September 2009, Pages 187–200  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0094730X09000710

"We stress, however, that these procedures should only be used by SLPs who feel competent to do so, in accordance with their professional body's code of ethics."

• Evidence-Based Practice Briefs - http://www.speechandlanguage.com/ebp-briefs

• on stuttering – http://www.speechandlanguage.com/ebp/pdfs/2-4-december-2007.pdf and podcast http://www.speechandlanguage.com/podcast/EBPVol2Num4.mp3


Convention handouts on the Internet


• ASHA Conference Handouts and PPTs about stuttering http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/teaching/convention/conventionhandouts.html

• Recent handouts available – including 2012-2014 – put “year stuttering” or “year name of presenter in search box.


Assisting Parents as They Help Their Young Children Who Stutter

and Sheryl R. Gottwald – to find it, use the ASHA convention search

• 2006-2012 handouts on stuttering - hotlinked at http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/teaching/convention/conventionhandouts.html

 Evidence-based practice in the treatment of adolescent and adult stuttering: what do we know and what works? by Ashley Craig 17 pages http://www.asha.org/Events/convention/handouts/2007/1718_Craig_Ashley/

• A Clinician's Toolbox for Working With School-Aged Children Who Stutter by Ellen Bennett PPT 1 and PPT 2 in 2006 ASHA Convention index of stuttering papers http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/teaching/convention/asha2006.html

• Using Children's Stories in Stuttering Treatment by Craig Coleman http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/teaching/convention/asha2010.html

• Essential Speech Skills for School-Age Children Who Stutter and Speak Freely Student Workbook: selected pages in 2011 ASHA Convention index of stuttering papers http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/teaching/convention/asha2011.html

• 2012-2014 handout on stuttering must be searched for on the ASHA website to determine if the presenters provided a handout.




• Assessment and Treatment of Fluency Disorders in Bilingual Children


• ISAD online conferences -http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/isadarchive/onlineconference.html

• M. Hashim Raza, E. Michael Gertz, Jennifer Mundorff, Joseph Lukong, Judith Kuster, Alejandro A. Schaeffer, Dennis Drayna (April 2013) Linkage analysis of a large African family segregating stuttering suggests polygenic inheritance, Human Genetics 132:385-396 DOI 10.1007/s00439-012-1252-5 - http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3600087/

Examples of ASHA CEUs online

• Inexpensive ASHA CEUs on stuttering

• SpeechPathology.com - http://www.speechpathology.com/slp-ceus/stuttering/

• Stuttering Foundation - http://www.stutteringhelp.org/training

• Specialty Board for Fluency Disorders - http://www.stutteringsphttp://www.stutteringspecialists.org/?page=CEProgramecialists.org/

• Perspectives - http://www.asha.org/SIG/Continuing-Education-Procedures/ .2-.4 CEUs for $5/issue or updated information at http://perspectives.pubs.asha.org




Introduction to Evidence-Based Practice -  What it is (and what it isn’t) http://www.asha.org/Research/EBP/Introduction-to-Evidence-Based-Practice/


Web-based tutorials - http://www.asha.org/Research/EBP/Evidence-Based-Practice-Tutorials-and-Resources/  HUGE list of links to

a.   General EBP Information

b.   Framing the clinical question

c.   Finding the evidence

d.   Assessing the evidence

e.   Making the decision


• Evidence Maps - http://www.asha.org/Evidence-Maps/

not complete for every disorder – being worked on

provides  “systematic reviews” on

a. external scientific evidence

b. clinical expertise

c. client perspectives

Systematic reviews describe the currently existing evidence about an approach to diagnosis or treatment – you make the decision on what to use


• Evidence Map for Fluency (Children) – current articles from 2001-2006 http://www.asha.org/EvidenceMapLanding.aspx?id=8589936429&recentarticles=false&year=undefined&tab=all


• See the Assessment section of the Fluency (Children) Evidence Map for pertinent scientific evidence, expert opinion, and client/caregiver perspective.


• See the Treatment section of the Fluency (Children) Evidence Map for pertinent scientific evidence, expert opinion, and client/caregiver perspective.


• Effectiveness of Interventions for Preschool Children with Fluency Disorders: A Comparison of Direct Versus Indirect Treatments - Tobi Frymark Rebecca Venediktov Beverly Wang http://www.asha.org/uploadedFiles/EBSRFluencyDisorders.pdf


• “Clinical Expertise” - Does not include an article (Letter to the Editor) with over 100 people with “clinical expertise/clinical opinion” signing on (disappointing)

Yaruss, Coleman, Quesal, Stuttering in School-Age Children: A Comprehensive Approach to Treatment, LHSS, 536-548, October 2012 http://lshss.pubs.asha.org/issue.aspx#issueid=928455


• ASHA's New Practice Portal - Childhood Fluency Disorders http://www.asha.org/Practice-Portal/Clinical-Topics/Childhood-Fluency-Disorders/

• Assessment http://www.asha.org/PRPSpecificTopic.aspx?folderid=8589935336&section=Assessment 

• Treatment http://www.asha.org/PRPSpecificTopic.aspx?folderid=8589935336&section=Treatment





• ASHA’s Guidelines – Assessment of Childhood Stuttering http://www.asha.org/PRPSpecificTopic.aspx?folderid=8589935336&section=Assessment  

• Fluency Assessment and Intervention Module - written by Rita Thurman and edited by Perry Flynn - a huge (55 pages of information) and impressive resource! (http://csd.wp.uncg.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2012/12/Fluency_Document9.261.pdf)


Intake, Interview, and Case History Forms and Information

• Suggestions to include in diagnostic format

• Child Disfluency Analysis Using 20 Questions For Testing http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad7/papers/eckhardt7/childdisfluencyanalysis.pdf 

• Dean Williams' Suggested Diagnostic Methods http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad7/papers/eckhardt7/deanwilliamssuggestions.pdf 

• Spanish Phrasing for SLPs http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/TherapyWWW/spanish.html 

The entire Spanish Phrasing Book for SLPs www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster2/therapy/spanishphrasingbookforSLPs.pdf by Dorothy Miranda Esckelson and Adulfa Aguirre Morales - 85.5 MB PDF of their 179 page, 1998 book, providing SLPs "with language to use with their Spanish-speaking students and their families" - articulation/phonology, hearing, language, stuttering, and voice disorders.

• Janice Westbrook's Parent-Clinician Fluency Assessment http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/gjohnson/parentsknowbest.html 

• SCWP's Diagnostic Intake Form for Preschool and School-Age Children http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad8/papers/coleman8/childintake.pdf  

• SCWP's Diagnostic Intake Form For Teens Who Stutter


• Rating my child's stuttering, a form for parents http://specialed.spps.org/uploads/ratingmychild-sstuttering--hayes.pdf  

• Implementation Guidelines for Speech Impairment with a Fluency Disorder, Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2010 – a 52-page manual https://www.region10.org/r10website/assets/File/tshafluency2010cev3.pdf - includes "Parent/Guardian Observation of Fluency Concerns" in English and Spanish 

• Teacher Checklist for Fluency by Nina Reardon-Reeves http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/TherapyWWW/checklist.html  

  Las Cruces Public Schools Teacher's Rating Scale – Fluency evaluation http://web.archive.org/web/20070221095522/http://lcps.k12.nm.us/Departments/SPED/Spedform/static/PDF/SLPF_TeacherRatingScale_Fluency.pdf

• Cluttering Assessment Guidelines http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/ica1/papers/yvonne2c.html


Sampling Speech Behaviors

• SCWP's Disfluency Count Sheet http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad8/papers/coleman8/countsheet.pdf 

• Sampling Speech Behaviors http://www.fluencyfriday.org/realtimeanalysis.pdf  includes Normative data by Hugo Gregory, Bloom/Cooperman's counting disfluencies Real time analysis, 300 syllable analysis form, and Timed sample form from Diane Games Fluency Friday Plus website http://www.fluencyfriday.org/ 

• Free online stopwatch http://www.online-stopwatch.com/full-screen-stopwatch/

• Free stopwatch app - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/stopwatch/id505889167?mt=8

• Online syllable counter by Ulrich Natke http://www.natke-verlag.de/silbenzaehler/index_en.html 


Tests Of Attitude and Personality

• Erickson S24 Scale http://web.archive.org/web/20140802072817/http://cehs.unl.edu/fluency/pdfs/erickson.pdf

and Erickson S24 Scale Answers http://web.archive.org/web/20140802072821/http://cehs.unl.edu/fluency/pdfs/ericksonkey.pdf

• Several treasures from Diana Games

• A-19 Scale http://www.fluencyfriday.org/A19scale.pdf and form http://www.fluencyfriday.org/A19scale2.pdf from Fluency Friday Plus - a website by Diane Games

• Communication Attitudes Test form R – Gene Brutten – available pp. 23ff in Fluency Friday Plus manuel http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad15/papers/games/ffpmanual.pdf

• Situational Fears/Avoidance http://www.fluencyfriday.org/SITUATIONAL%20FEARS.AVOIDANCE.pdf 

• Situational Anxiety Hierarchy http://www.fluencyfriday.org/Situational%20Anxiety%20Hierarchy.pdf 

• Liebowitz Social Anxiety Scale Test - http://www.socialanxietysupport.com/disorder/liebowitz/

• Social Phobia Inventory by John Davidson in ISAD conference - Larry Molt's "Stuttering and Social Phobia Social Anxiety Disorder: Background Information and Clinical Implications" http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad6/papers/molt6.html

• SCWP's Stressor Inventory Handout http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad8/papers/coleman8/stressorinventory.pdf  

• Locus of Control of Behavior (self test) http://psychologytoday.tests.psychtests.com/take_test.php?idRegTest=1317


Additional Diagnostic Tools

• Tests to differentiate an incipient stutterer http://ajslp.asha.org/ 

Pearl A. Gordon and Harold L. Luper, "The Early Identification of Beginning Stuttering I: Protocols" Am J Speech Lang pathol, May 1992; 1:43-54 article includes Riley's PSI, Cooper's CPC, and Pinzola's protocol

• Differentiating Developmental, Neurogenic, Psychogenic Stuttering and Malingering by Seery. The entire article available on-line from the ASHA journal site - American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology. 2005 Nov; 144 284-297- http://ajslp.asha.org/

• Perceptions of Stuttering – http://www.stutteringevaluator.org/about.php 

• Rating my speech http://specialed.spps.org/uploads/ratingmyspeech--hayes.pdf a form for clinicians to use with children who stutter.

• Rating of Stuttering Scale http://www.fluencyfriday.org/StutteringScale.pdf from Fluency Friday Plus - a website by Diane Games

• What Do I Know About Stuttering - Test for Facts About Stuttering-School-age Children


• Young Child Fluency Interview http://specialed.spps.org/uploads/youngchildfluencyinterview.doc

• CALMS Rating Scale for School-Age Children Who Stutter http://web.archive.org/web/20150130144041/http://csd.uncg.edu/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/2.D.._CALMS_rating_form.pdf includes CALMS Profile

• A Continuum of Linguistically Simple to Complex Speech Tasks https://team.lksd.org/sandbox/groups/slplibrary/wiki/3677c/attachments/e029c/CALMS%20ling.%20complxity%2013.pdf?sessionID=d6a5a4df1b59de2ddbc434dc04869a2c6214bd88

• Healey's entire CALMS program http://www.calmsstuttering.com

• Age calculator - may be helpful in diagnostic evaluation scoring. http://www-users.med.cornell.edu/~spon/picu/calc/agecalc.htm 

• Measures Of Severity Of Stuttering http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad7/papers/eckhardt7/measuresofsevertiy.pdf 

• David Daly's Cluttering Inventory-R 2006 http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad10/papers/daly10/dalycluttering2006R.pdf 

• Computer-based Cluttering Assessment Tool CLASP by Klaas Bakker -  http://associations.missouristate.edu/ICA/cluttering_assessment_program.htm a free software tool for determining percentage of talking time cluttered. Includes and upgrade version.




Educating the public about stuttering

• What is Stuttering by ASHA http://www.asha.org/public/speech/disorders/stuttering.htm 

• NIDCD Stuttering http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/voice/pages/stutter.aspx 

Stuttering: a short animation film https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yllmddd8r6I

• There are many full-length books on stuttering and cluttering listed and some are linked in the Library  http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/library/library.html of the Stuttering Home Page. Some are free and linked including

• Myers and St. Louis, Cluttering: A Clinical Perspective Leicester: FAR Communications. Reissued: San Diego, CA: Singular, 1996. entire book freely available on the International Cluttering Association website.

• Several of the chapters of Marty Jezer's book, Stuttering: A Life Bound Up In Words,

• Translations of Two Stuttering Foundation Brochures www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad10/papers/translation10/translation10.html 

• 6 Tips For Speaking With Someone Who Stutters - in English, Dutch, French, Russian, German, Bulgarian, Norwegian, Icelandic, Japanese, Albanian, Danish, Hebrew, Czech, Portuguese, Napalese, Chinese, Hindi, Spanish, Korean

• 7 Ways to Help the Child Who Stutters - in English, Dutch, French, Russian, German, Bulgarian, Norwegian, Icelandic, Japanese, Albanian, Danish, Hebrew, Czech, Portuguese, Nepalese, Chinese, Hindi, Korean


Educating Parents About Stuttering

• Starkweather, et. al. Stuttering Prevention: A Manual for Parents http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/Parents/starkweather.html 

• Hood's Helping Children Talk Fluently: Suggestions for Parents http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/Parents/Parentsinfo.html 

• A Guide For Parents Of Children Who Stutter NSA information http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/Parents/Parentsguide.html 

• Ramig's To the Parents of the Nonfluent Child http://www.stutteringrecovery.com/parent.html  also available at http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/Parents/ramigparents.html  

• BSA's Parents of School-Age Children http://www.stammering.org/help-information/parents/school-children/parents-school-age-children-bsa-leaflet  

• BSA's The first time... How do I start a conversation with my child about stammering? http://www.stammering.org/speaking-out/articles/first-time-how-do-i-start-conversation-my-child-about-stammering

• Stuttering and Your Child: Help for Parents SF video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2_mgt87g1Y  - English

http://www.tartamudez.org/content/nuestros-videos - Spanish

• A Message for Parents of Preschool Children Who Stutter http://www.westutter.org/who-we-help/families/parents/a-message-for-parents-of-preschool-children-who-stutter/  

• Information for Parents of Preschool Children Who Stutter PDF format from The Stuttering Center of Western Pennsylvania www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad8/papers/coleman8/parentinfo.pdf 

• "Bucket" Analogy Handout - from The Stuttering Center of Western Pennsylvania www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad8/papers/coleman8/bucket.pdf 


Educating Teachers About Stuttering

• BSA's brochure - The Pupil Who Stammers: Information for Teachers – basic information http://www.stammering.org/help-information/professionals-and-business/teachers/pupil-who-stammers-information-teachers 

• BSA's amazing online training resource for school staff - http://www.stammeringineducation.net/

• Primary students http://www.stammeringineducation.net/england/primary/

• Secondary students http://www.stammeringineducation.net/england/secondary/

• Ramig's To the Teacher of the Nonfluent Child http://www.stutteringrecovery.com/teacher.html also available online at http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/InfoPWDS/Ramig2.html 

• Stuttering in Schools: A Resource for Teachers - http://sydney.edu.au/health-sciences/asrc/docs/stuttering_in_schools.pdf

• Stuttering At A Glance: Information for Teachers - from The Stuttering Center of Western Pennsylvania www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad8/papers/coleman8/teacherinfo.pdf 

• Brochure - NSA's The School-Age Child Who Stutters: Information for Educators


 • Brochure – SF - Notes to the Teacher: The Child Who Stutters at School http://www.stutteringhelp.org/notes-teacher-child-who-stutters-school 

• Stuttering: Straight Talk for Teachers -SF book – 35 pages





• ASHA’s Guidelines – Treatment of Childhood Stuttering http://www.asha.org/PRPSpecificTopic.aspx?folderid=8589935336&section=Treatment


Approaches To Therapy

  Listing of many commercial therapy programs by Judy Kuster http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/therapy.html#approaches

  Posters and PowerPoint on various stuttering therapy programs Charlie Osborne's and Linda Hallen's class projects http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/journal/journal.html 

  Manual for the Lidcombe Program - 2010  http://sydney.edu.au/health-sciences/asrc/docs/lp_treatment_guide_2010.pdf - 16 pages

  Manual for the Camperdown Program - 2012 http://sydney.edu.au/health-sciences/asrc/docs/camperdown_manual_april_2012.pdf  - 21 pages

  A Model for Manipulating Linguistic Complexity in Stuttering Therapy by E. Charles Healey, Lisa Scott Trautman and James Panico http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad4/papers/healey4.html

Model http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad4/papers/handout.pdf 

• Study Guide for Charles Van Riper's The Treatment of Stuttering by Darrell Dodge http://www.veilsofstuttering.com/documents/vriper.htm 


Writing goals and objectives

• IEP Goal Bank http://www.speakingofspeech.com/IEP_Goal_Bank.html#Fluency  

• Writing Goals and Objectives Craig Coleman, Rebecca Roccon, and Amy Zerhusen http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad8/papers/ppt/coleman8/colemanhandout.pdf 

• Fluency – Intermediate http://thegoalbank.com/index2main/index2/fluency_intermediate.html

• Bilinguistics Speech Therapy Goals http://bilinguistics.com/speech-therapy-goals/


Educating Children and Adults About Their Stuttering


Recognizing/evaluating stuttering/cluttering behaviors


• Voices - Past and Present http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/voices/voices.html 


Video YouTube and Vimeo

• Stammering is no joke by Les Geddes http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-epHaW8nTJQ 

• Transcending Stuttering - http://www.vimeo.com/16695172 

• Phil and Uri Schneider's samples http://www.schneiderspeech.com/media/

• Messages About Self-Help From Around The World - 20 3-minute videos of stuttering in 16 different languages http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad10/papers/videos10/videos10.html 

• Stuttering: Straight Talk for Teens SF video http://www.stutteringhelp.org/content/stuttering-straight-talk-teens

• Stuttering: For Kids, By Kids produced by the Stuttering Foundation   http://www.stutteringhelp.org/content/stuttering-kids-kids  

• Self-help Support Group Inspires Kids - ISAD conference paper by Lee Caggiano and Pam Mertz with 6 videos imbedded http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad13/papers/caggiano13.html

• For Professors to use in classes (password protected) – contact me


On-line materials/activities

• Just for Kids http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/kids/kids.html 

• Frequently Asked Questions from Kids Who Stutter answered in language they can understand http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/kids/kidfaq.html  

• Stuttering from KidsHealth http://kidshealth.org/kid/feeling/emotion/stuttering.html

• Some Things Everyone Should Know About Stuttering  by Diane Games www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad8/papers/ppt/ppt8.html#games 

• Stuttering: Fact or Fiction by Irv Wollman and Katrina Zeit http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad8/papers/ppt/wollman8/wollman.ppt 

• Stuttering Jeopardy by Judy Kuster  www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad9/papers/therapy9/stutteringjeopardy.ppt  template available at  www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad9/papers/therapy9/jeopardytemplate.ppt 

• You Are In Control - a game for children who stutter, their friends, and family, to understand how some things help make stuttering better, and some things make it worse. www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/TherapyWWW/youareincontrol.pdf


Free on-line children's books/stories about stuttering

• Sometimes I Just Stutter by Eelco de Geus www.stutteringhelp.org/Portals/english/sometimes_stutter.pdf 

• French http://www.stutteringhelp.org/sites/default/files/Migrate/Des_fois_je_begaie_v201003.pdf

• Swahili http://www.stutteringhelp.org/sites/default/files/Sometimes_I_just_stutter_Swahili.pdf

• Chinese http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/wang.pdf

• Italian http://www.stutteringhelp.org/qualche-volta-io-balbetto

• Africaans http://www.stutteringhelp.org/sites/default/files/Ek_Hakkel.pdf

• The Can't Be Seen Who Couldn't Squawk by Dale Williams www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad11/papers/dwilliams11/dwilliams11.html

Ľ Stuttering Stan Takes a Stand  -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQvZZQZIALQ

• Izabella: The Story of the Princess Who Stuttered www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/kids/izabela/izabela.html 

• Tarby Rockets to Slower Speech by Craig Coleman and Mary Weidner www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad12/papers/therapy12/coleman12.html 

• Jeremy and the Hippo: A Boy's Struggle with Stuttering by Gail Wilson Lew  www.mnsu.edu/comdis/ISAD3/papers/jeremybook/jeremy1.html 

• Rufus Likes to Talk a children's story/coloring book by Nina A. Reardon, MS CCC-SLP and illustrated by Brit W. Kohls can be downloaded as a PDF file. http://web.archive.org/web/20120316121551/http://www.interactivedesigns.org/nsa-caz/documents/rufus%20talks.pdf

• Angel Loves to Talk by Nina Reardon, illustrated by Brit W. Kohls. A story/coloring book in PDF format. http://web.archive.org/web/20070329210043/http://www.interactivedesigns.org/nsa-caz/documents/angel.pdf


Knowing that the person who stutters is not alone

• People Who Stutter, INSPIRE! - video from ISAD 2010 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9wkAhkQl54 

• Exploring Famous People Who Stutter by Nina Reardon-Reeves  http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad10/papers/therapy10/reardon10.html 

  Stuttering Didn't Stop Them! http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad7/papers/famous7/famous7.html 

• ExtraORDINARY People Who Stutter http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad9/papers/ordinary9/ordinary9.html   

• PWS Speak for Themselves http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/PWSspeak/PWSspeak.html 

• Looking Back and Looking Forward: It Gets Easier www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad7/papers/bridgebuilders7/bridgebuilders7.html  - short articles  written by adults who stutter, especially for teens who stutter.s

• Just for Kids http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/kids/kids.html 

• LettingGO - NSA newsletter http://www.westutter.org/what-is-stuttering/newsletters/ 

• Stuttering Foundation Newsletter http://www.stutteringhelp.org/newsletters

• Reaching Out - FRIENDS newsletter - http://www.friendswhostutter.org/our-newsletter/


Educating About The Normal Speaking Process

• Our First Talk about Talking - a 6-page booklet with pictures children can color www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/TherapyWWW/ourfirsttalk.pdf 

• Phonetics: The Sounds of American English - http://soundsofspeech.uiowa.edu/english/english.html

• Phonetics: The Sounds of American English APP $4.99 https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sounds-of-speech/id780656219?mt=8

• Meet Your Speech Helpers www.home-speech-home.com/support-files/2s6p4e5e0c7h1-2h0e8l9p5e3s4.pdf has photos, diagrams, and a hands-on activity to help children learn about speech anatomy.


• Increasing Awareness of stuttering

• Speech Roads http://slplearningcurve.blogspot.com/search/label/Stuttering

• Fluency Self-Rating Form https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B0dYnzfXJd2kRDdzMG8zMy1xd2M/edit?pli=1

• Stuttering Awareness Game http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/kids/awareness.html

• Fluency Rubrics by Wendy Burns http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad10/papers/therapy10/burns10/burns10.html  

• iTalk APP – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/italk-recorder/id293673304?mt=8

• Which Behavior Can I Change? by Diane Games http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad10/papers/therapy10/games102.html 


• Controlling speaking rate

Using technology

• Fluency Coach - free software for either MAC or PC for clinicians of people who stutter demonstrate the effect of  Altered Auditory Feedback/choral speech

http://www.fluencycoach.com/download.php  APP

• DAF Delayed Auditory Feedback (APP for Android – only DAF, no FAF) https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.boostlabz.auraldelayer

• Treating Fluency and Speech Rate Disorders in Individuals with Parkinson’s Disease: The Use of Delayed Auditory Feedback by Paul Blanchet http://www.journalofstuttering.com/1-2/Blanchet.2006.JSTAR.1.79-89.pdf  

Other suggestions

• Help for the Speedy Speaker: Techniques for Slowing Down a Fast Rate - text on the page is available, but the links no longer function http://web.archive.org/web/20061215062509/http://members.aol.com/cillae/ 

• Speech Skill: Pace - lesson 4 of Speak for Success http://sbinfocanada.about.com/od/speakforsuccesscourse/a/speechlesson4.htm 

• Finding a Rate of Speech that is Unique to You – demonstrates rate http://web.archive.org/web/20110108132643/http://www.clearly-speaking.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=76&Itemid=89

• St. Louis, K. O., Raphael, L. J., Myers, F. L., & Bakker, K. 2003, Nov. 18.

Cluttering Updated, The ASHA Leader, pp. 4-5, 20-22. Under the section "Slowing Rate" http://leader.pubs.asha.org/article.aspx?articleid=2292318&resultClick=1

• Speech Pacing: Dots to help me talk by Melissa Potemra http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/ica1/papers/nuggets/potemrac.html 

• Caution: Speed Zone Ahead by Florence Myers http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/ica1/papers/nuggets/myers2c.html 

• Metronome APP

• Android - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.andymstone.metronome&hl=en

• Mac - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/metronome/id416443133?mt=8


• Work on phrasing

• Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See?  http://www.slideshare.net/pet408/brown-bear-brown-bear-what-do-you-see

• Prepositions http://www.detailenglish.com/index.php?page=articles&op=readArticle&id=230&title=Prepositions-of-Place-Exercises-With-Pictures

• Rebus Rhymes http://www.enchantedlearning.com/Rhymes.html

• Poetry4Kids http://www.poetry4kids.com/poems  by Kenn Nesbitt

• Five Fun Activities to Practice Pausing with Children Who Stutter http://www.journalofstuttering.com/1-3/Reitzes.2006.JSTAR.1.102-110.pdf  

• The Power of the Pause by David Daly http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/ica1/papers/nuggets/dalyc.html 

• The Egg Carton Game by Ellen Lanouette http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/ica1/papers/nuggets/lanouette2c.html 

• Phrasing: One Tool Teens Will Use With Adaptations http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad16/papers/therapy16/swiney16.html 


Work on rate AND Phrasing

• The Journal of Stuttering Therapy, Advocacy and Research - Pausing: Reducing the Frequency of Stuttering by Peter Reitzes http://www.journalofstuttering.com/1-2/Reitzes.2006.JSTAR.1.64-78.pdf

• Read along with familiar on-line audio books

• Kuster, J. M. 2012, February 14. Internet: Resources for Choral Reading in Stuttering Treatment. The ASHA Leader http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster4/part104.html 

• On-line collection of Aesop's Fables - http://www.aesopfables.com/aesopsel.html 

• American Rhetoric Online Speech Bank http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speechbank.htm

• The American President, 1995 Michael Douglas http://www.americanrhetoric.com/MovieSpeeches/moviespeechtheamericanpresident.html

• Genda’s Audiobook Resources - handouts of excellent resources http://atclassroom.blogspot.com/2015/03/audiobook-resources.html

• Electronic Books and On-line Reading http://eduscapes.com/tap/topic93.htm

• Prince Amir http://www.bookbox.com/ (online and in the APP Store – free)


  Modifying the stuttering moment

• Teaching "Strategies for Fluency" - Using light articulatory contacts, pull-outs, syllable stretch, and more http://www.fluencyfriday.org/Strategies%20revised.pdf - Diane Games

• Fluency Yahtzee: A Game of Choice by Ellen Bennett  http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad9/papers/therapy9/bennett9.html  

• Fluency Dice (a free example) by Kirsten Whalen-Pederson http://lessonpix.com/materials/177954/Fluency+Mod+Strategies

•Fluency Smooth Speech Rules  - free on Teachers Pay Teachers.


• Mark Allen, Ph.D. CCC-SLP, Center for Stuttering Therapy http://wwww.cfst.com in Evanston, IL, shared several pages from his Essential Speech Skills for School-Age Children Who Stutter program workbook Working with Your Stuttering at the ASHA 2011 convention. All of the examples are in the following two PDF files of Dr. Allen's presentation you will need to cut and paste the URLs:

• Essential Speech Skills for School-Age Children Who Stutter handout https://cms.psav.com/presentations/asha2011/3442/Mark Allen ASHA 2011 Handout 1.pdf?congress=asha2011        

• Speak Freely Student Workbook: selected pages https://cms.psav.com/presentations/asha2011/3442/Mark Allen ASHA 2011 Handout 2.pdf?congress=asha2011      

• Allen also provides many short videos demonstrating examples of modifying the stuttering moment http://speakfreelypublications.com/school-age-videos/ including Catching the Stutter http://www.cfst.com/catch.htm 

• Suzanne Dorman's Easy Guide for Treating Stuttering http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/FreeDownload/Guide-To-Treating-Stuttering-or-Increasing-Fluency-In-Speech-Therapy-066016100-1385262032


• MyLynelPro https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/mylynel/id540959300?mt=8 - a personalized speech therapy software for practicing Fluency Shaping and Stutter Modification techniques and assisting transfer to real-world conversation.

• iPrompt https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/i-prompt-pro/id539175031?mt=8  - a mini-teleprompter - can add text for client to practice rate, pausing, fluency-enhancing strategies.



• Speaking Outside the Box by Joan Cahalan http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad10/papers/therapy10/cahalan10.html 

• Jock Transfer by Dale Williams  http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad9/papers/therapy9/williams9.html  

• Using infomercials in therapy by Nina Reardon-Reeves http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad10/papers/therapy10/reardon210.html 

• Scavenger hunts – using pseudo-stuttering, techniques, good eye contact

• Ten Fun Scavenger Hunt Ideas for Your Kids – e.g. Door-to-Door http://www.mykidsadventures.com/scavenger-hunt-ideas/

• Make your own from list http://www.best-kids-games-online.com/scavenger-hunt-list-ideas.html

• Doing the Robot - https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Doing-The-Robot-264569 (great for carryover practice, homework, or for kids to keep at home)

• School-age Stuttering: Enhancing Generalization - a 7 minute video by Nina Reeves https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsJMPiajiMY&feature=youtu.be

• Carryover bookmarks – by Kelli R. – print on cardstock and cut in strips http://www.speakingofspeech.com/uploads/FluencyStrategyBookmark.pdf



• The Why and the How of Voluntary Stuttering http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad8/papers/reitzes8.html by Peter Reitzes and Massimiliano Marcchiori

• The Ti-Ger Analogy of Stuttering Empowerment http://ti-ger.org/pdfs/Ti-Ger-Analogy.pdf  created by Greg Snyder and prettied up by Daniele Rossi, a poster to encourage pseudostuttering

• Silly Stutters https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B0UEaIQaLfUoTUVvVW16bjB4bWM/edit?pli=1 and ideas on what to do with them http://speechtherapywithliz.blogspot.com/2012/05/silly-stutters-printable-cards.html?showComment=1336768914626#c5700676799987387746

• Stuttering Survey For Desensitization Work PDF format from Judith Eckardt http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad7/papers/eckhardt7/stutteringsurvey.pdf 

• Dealing with Avoidances, Fears, and Attitudes Through a Hierarchy by Nawrocki and Dauer http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad10/papers/therapy10/dauer10.html 

• Bill Murphy,  Empowering Children Who Stutter: Reducing Shame, Guilt, and Anxiety www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/TherapyWWW/murphy.html. This material was originally presented as a session at the ASHA convention, Seattle, WA, 1996.

• Scenari-Aid - created by Grant Meredith, funded by Telematics Trust, Australia and housed on the University of Ballarat web site provides opportunities to practice various speaking situations. http://www.scenariaid.com/

• Breathe2Relax - APPhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/app/breathe2relax/id425720246?mt=8


• Ideas for working on telephone fears

• Using the Phone from SF http://www.stutteringhelp.org/using-telephone 

• Phone Problem Suggestions from Fred Dietrich http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/Infostuttering/dietrich.html 

• Making Peace With The Phone, Or Curse You Alexander Graham Bell http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad16/papers/therapy16/mcclure16.html 


  Self-esteem issues

• Making My Own Way: Empowering Children Who Stutter - by Jackie Biagini and Judy Butler, http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/TherapyWWW/butler.pdf is a workbook "designed to foster trust, self-confidence, and interpersonal communication skills with set goals and a plan to achieve them." . Use of this manual is explained in an article by Butler and Biagini, Journal Writing for Children Who Stutter http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/ISAD3/papers/butler.html 

• A Book About Me http://www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/books/allaboutme/ 

• All about me book http://www.kidprintables.com/allaboutme/ 

Ľ I Am Special Book to print out. http://web.archive.org/web/20130118011352/http://www.alphabet-soup.net/me/specialbook.html

• My Very Own I Can Do It Story! Starring ME!! -  10 page PDF http://www.stutteringhelp.org/sites/default/files/Migrate/My_own_story.pdf

• Everyone's Different http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad7/papers/badmington7/badmington27.html 

• Being Real by David Shapiro http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad10/papers/messages10/shapiro10.html 


• Self-disclosing about Stuttering

• Gallery of Children's Art about stuttering. When words aren't enough it has been suggested that children draw pictures to express themselves. This "gallery" contains over 50 pictures of stuttering drawn by children and teens.


• Dear Abby Letters: Talking Openly About Stuttering by Peter Reitzes www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad9/papers/therapy9/reitzes29.html

• Stuttering Interviews by Peter Reitzes


• Helping Children Who Stutter Become Their Own Advocates - reproducible pictures that can be used to assist children in explaining stuttering to parents, teachers, classmates


• Stuttering is Okay by Luc Tielens and Timothy www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad9/papers/therapy9/tielens9.html 

• Posters


• NSA https://www.z2systems.com/np/clients/nsa/giftstore.jsp

• ISAD http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad13/isad2010materials/2010poster.pdf


• Presentations in the Classroom

• Class visits for children who stutter https://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/therapypics/murphy.html by Bill Murphy

• John Ahlbach, a high school teacher who stutters, has written a Stuttering Presentation Guide www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/kids/ahlbachguide.html

• Classroom Presentations NSA http://www.westutter.org/assets/Classroom-Presentation.pdf

• Stuttering Classroom Presentation 15 pages. Free but must register on TPT.

• Allison's Play about Stuttering by Allison, age 9 www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/kids/goodstuff/allison.html 

• My Story: A PowerPoint Teaching Tool http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad9/papers/therapy9/games9.html 

• Tom Kehoe's Science Fair Projects for Students Who Stutter http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/kids/scienceexperiments.html


  Additional places to explore for therapy activity ideas

• Clinical Nuggets from past ISAD online conferences

• 2012 - http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad16/isadcon16.html 

• 2011- http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad15/isadcon15.html 

• 2010 - http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad14/isadcon14.html  

• 2010 - http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad13/isadcon13.html  

• 2009 - http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad12/isadcon12.html 

• 2008 - http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad11/isadcon11.html 

• 2007 - http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad10/isadcon10.html 

• 2006 – http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad9/isadcon9.html 

• Telling My Story In Three Words - http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad15/papers/therapy15/reeves.m4v.mov

• Crime or No Crime www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad15/papers/therapy15/thurman15.html 

• Treating School-Age Children Who Stutter: Objectives and Activities a PowerPoint and handout with lots of therapy ideas by Craig Coleman, Rebecca Roccon, and Amy Zerhusen http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad8/papers/ppt/ppt8.html#coleman 

• These are a few of my favorite things by Judith Eckardt http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad7/papers/eckhardt7/eckhardt7.html 

• Hidden Treasure of Stuttering Resources by Greg Coleman http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad8/papers/coleman8/coleman8.html  

• Using Audicity as Visual Feedback - http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download/   http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad12/papers/therapy12/butler12.html

• The "R" Avoider http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad13/papers/therapy13/kuster13.html and Changing the Words Around by Alan Badmington Wales, UK and illustrated by Christine Badgett-Richards  http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad7/papers/badmington7/badmington17.html 


  Group activities and workshops

• Activities for Group Therapy by Gary Rentschler  still in the web archive_ http://web.archive.org/web/20060513212704/http://www.home.duq.edu/~rentschler/STUTTERING/therapy_skills/act_group.htm

• Lost At Sea activity - http://insight.typepad.co.uk/lost_at_sea.pdf

• Example of a Bingo icebreaker - http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/TherapyWWW/bingoicebreaker.pdf

• A Group Therapy Experience for Adults Who Stutter a PowerPoint by Ken St. Louis www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad10/papers/therapy10/stlouis.ppt 

Handout for Group Interaction workshop with goals and activities http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/nsadvd/stlouishandout.pdf

• International Stuttering Support Group Project by Michael Sugarman http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad8/papers/sugarman8.html 

• Speaking Circles by John C. Harrison http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/TherapyWWW/speakingcircles.html 

• Support Group Activities collected by Judy Kuster's Undergraduate Class in Fluency Disorders and submitted by many people from support groups http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad8/papers/kuster8.html 

• The Chicken and the Alligators - or - How to Facilitate a Support Group Meeting http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad4/papers/hicks2.html by Russ Hicks

• 101 Things to do at an NSA chapter meeting - many ideas that can be adapted for group therapy http://www.westutter.org/support-nsa/101-things-to-do/  

• Celebrating Me/Taming The Speech Monster Workshop http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/TherapyWWW/reedworkshop.html - ideas for a day-long workshop for children who stutter by Lucy Reed.

• Working With Kids who Stutter in After-School and Summer Camp Groups http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/ISAD3/papers/sable.html by Julie Sable

• Organizing Your Workshop compiled by Michael Sugarman http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/workshop/intro.html 

• FRIENDS & Family Day: One-Day Workshop for Supporting Children Who Stutter & Their Families by Lynne Shields, Susan Short, Ro Ostergaard, Lee Caggiano, and Bill Shannon http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad7/papers/shields7.html 


 Materials to deal with bullying and teasing

• Five papers from ISAD online conferences are available with excellent information about dealing with bullying and teasing.

• An Interview with Caroline: You can do something about teasing! by Lynne Shields & Caroline L. 2002 http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad5/papers/shields/shields2.html 

▪ Helping Children Deal with Teasing and Bullying by Marilyn Langevin 2001 http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad4/papers/langevin.html 

▪ What Parents Can Do For Your Child When He Is Being Teased For Stuttering by Gail Wilson Lew 2000 http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/ISAD3/papers/lew.html 

▪ Speech Pathologists Can Help Children Who Are Teased Because They Stutter by Bill Murphy. 2000 http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/ISAD3/papers/murphy.html 

• Practical Solutions for Dealing with Bullying in Children Who Stutter by J. Scott Yaruss, Bill Murphy, Robert Quesal, and Nina Reeves http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad16/papers/murphy16.html 

• Trouble at Recess - free download from the Stuttering Foundation about being teased www.stutteringhelp.org/Portals/English/book0034.pdf 

• Connie Dugan's "Teasing Inventory" in html www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster2/therapy/teasinginventory.html

• Bullying Activity http://autismteachingstrategies.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Social-Skills-Paper-Fortune-Teller-Download1.pdf

• Bullying Activity 2 http://web.archive.org/web/20070304102747/http://www.bullying411.com/gamesFun/images/Fortune%20Teller.gif

• Teasing from kids for kids - how I've been teased, how I feel when I'm teased, and what I can say or do when I get teased. www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/kids/kids.html#teasing  

• A few resources about Bullying

• Stop Bullying - http://www.stopbullying.gov/ - TOP SITE

• The Don't Laugh at Me program is part of the Operation Respect project, whose goal is to eliminate bullying in the schools http://www.operationrespect.org/index2.php



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