The Stuttering Homepage www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/stutter.html
The Stuttering Homepage is managed by Judith Kuster at Minnesota State University at Mankato. There are selections designed specifically for children and teenagers (see: Just for Kids and Just for Teens), as well as a large number of resources for SLPs and families. An annual online conference is hosted by Judy Kuster from October 1-22 and includes a variety of short papers intended for people who stutter and the professionals who serve them. Check these out!
Many of the web addresses below are from among the many links on this website.
Stuttering Foundation of America www.stutteringhelp.org
SFA has a wealth of resources in the form of booklets, pamphlets, videos (including one designed for teens who stutter) and much more. Obtain information or a catalog from the Stuttering Foundation of America by calling 1(800) 992-9392.
National Stuttering Association http://www.nsastutter.org/
NSA provides information on their local chapters with contact information, publications, and online articles, with a section specifically for children and for teens. They can be reached by phone toll free at 1(800) 364-1677
British Stammering Association www.stammering.org/
Contains some nice articles for teenagers who stutter which can be used in therapy or assigned for outside research.
FRIENDS: National Association of Young People Who Stutter www.friendswhostutter.org/
Friends' provides good support for children and teenagers who stutter. They sponsor annual national conventions for children and families, and sponsor day-long workshops for children, families and SLPs. They can be reached toll-free at 1-866-866-8335.
Fluency IEP Goals - Some Suggestions These IEP goals for children who stutter were suggested by Peter Dugan in an ASHA presentation entitled "Using Stuttering Modification to Take Advantage of the School Setting."
Therapy Ideas and Materials for Stuttering The following are links to therapy materials for stuttering that are currently freely available on the Internet.
Parent-Clinician Fluency Assessment (www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/gjohnson/parentsknowbest.html) by Janice Westbrook
Teacher Checklist for Fluency (www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/TherapyWWW/checklist.html) - designed by Nina Reardon to facilitate information sharing and consultation with the teacher of a child who stutters.
Spanish Phrasing for SLPS (www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/TherapyWWW/spanish.html) - the 20 page section on stuttering from a book by Dorothy Miranda Esckelson and Adulfa Aguirre Morales, includes the yes/no questions for parents and Information/Suggestions to the Parents and Form letters.
Therapy ideas and materials
Clinical Nuggets (www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/clinicalnuggets.html) from ASHA Division 4 newsletter - for stuttering
stuttering awareness game (www.quia.com/cb/2807.html) - created on QUIA by Tammy Bryant-McMillin
Connie Dugan's site (www.conniedugan.com) has some materials for stuttering therapy.
Fluency therapy ideas (www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster2/therapy/fluencyrx.html)
Suggestions for Treating Cluttering (www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/cluttering/ddaly.html) from David Daly.
Help for the Speedy Speaker (members.aol.com/cillae/) - Techniques for Slowing Down a Fast Rate.
Celebrating Me/Taming The Speech Monster Workshop (www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/TherapyWWW/reedworkshop.html) - ideas for a day-long workshop for children who stutter by Lucy Reed.
Dealing with the emotional issues associated with stuttering
General links dealing with teasing (www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/infoaboutstuttering.html#teasing)
Gallery of Childrens' Art (www.mnsu.edu/comdis/ISAD3/papers/gallery/albumindex.html) about stuttering.
Journal writing for children who stutter - by Jackie Biagini and Judy Butler; a workbook "designed to foster trust, self-confidence, and interpersonal communication skills with set goals and a plan to achieve them." http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/ISAD3/papers/journal/journal.html
[You must have Adobe's Free Acrobat Reader to access the book. You can download it at http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep.html.]
Making Classroom Presentations
Class visits for children who stutter by Bill Murphy (http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/therapypics/murphy.html)
John Ahlbach's Stuttering Presentation Guide (www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/kids/ahlbachguide.html)
Tom Kehoe's Science Fair Projects for students who stutter (www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/kids/scienceexperiments.html)
Helping Children Who Stutter Become Their Own Advocates (www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/therapypics/pictures.html) - reproducible pictures that can be used to assist children in explaining stuttering to their parents, teachers, and classmates
A Play about Stuttering (www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/kids/goodstuff/valerieplay.html) by a 4th grader named Valerie
Helping clients connect with others who stutter
Key Pals/Pen Pals for children (www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/kids/kids.html#key)
Teen Key Pals (http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/kids/teenkeypals.html)
Everyone's Different and Th-Th-That's Good Folks (www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/kids/gifs/folks.html) - from Warner Bros.
Danger Signs Poster (www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/gjohnson/dangersigns1.html) - by Gerald Johnson, for kids who stutter
SFA, NSA and FRIENDS all have great posters about stuttering. See their web addresses above.
Here is a list of some of the books and articles that I've referred to during the presentation, and which you may find helpful in working with children who stutter:
Chmela, K. A., & Reardon, N. (2001). The school-age child who stutters: working effectively with attitudes and emotions. A workbook. Memphis: Stuttering Foundation of America.
Cooperman, D., & Bloom, C. M. (2001). Treating young children who stutter: A holistic view. Accessed at http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad4/papers/cooperman.html
de Geus, E. (2001). Sometimes I just stutter: A book for children between the ages of 7 and 12. Memphis: Stuttering Foundation of America.
Guitar, B. (1998). Stuttering: An integrated approach to its nature and treatment, 2nd Ed. Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins.
Manning, W. H. (2001). Clinical decision making in the diagnosis and treatment of fluency disorders, 2nd Ed. Vancouver: Singular.
Murphy, B. (2000). Speech pathologists can help children who are teased because they stutter. Paper presented at the 2000 International Stuttering Awareness Day Online Conference. Access at: http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/ISAD3/papers/murphy.html
National Stuttering Association. (1999). Our voices: Inspirational insights from young people who stutter. Anaheim Hills, CA: National Stuttering Association.
Ramig, P. R., & Dodge, D. M. (2005) Child and adolescent stuttering treatment and activity resource guide. Delmar Thomson Publishing.
Shapiro, D. A. (1999). Stuttering intervention: A collaborative journey to fluency freedom. Austin: Pro-Ed.
Starkweather, C. W., & Givens-Ackerman, J. (1997). Stuttering. Austin, TX: Pro-Ed.