|About the presenter: Judy Kuster, M.S. in speech-language pathology and M.S. in counseling, is a professor of Communication Disorders at Minnesota State University, Mankato. She is well-published in Internet resources and has presented at state, national and international conferences. She is the webmaster for Net Connections for Communication Disorders and Sciences and the Stuttering Home Page as well as the coordinator of this online conference. She holds Specialty Recognition in Stuttering and is a member of the Division #4 Fluency and Fluency Disorders. She is a member of the National Stuttering Association, the International Fluency Association and the International Stuttering Association.|
Eugene Cooper identified the need to consider a three-pronged approach to stuttering treatment -- what he called the A B C's of Stuttering - Affective (underlying feelings), Behaviors (what you see and hear as stuttering), and Cognitive (what you know about stuttering).
A good activity which can be used for a middle or high school student to address the Cognitive aspect of therapy is creating a Stuttering Jeopardy game. The finished product can also become a good way of teaching others about stuttering in a classroom presentation (which may provide an additional benefit of addressing some of the Affective components of stuttering).
The Science Jeopardy created by Norman Herr (http://www.csun.edu/science/ref/games) from Sourcebook for Teaching Science site (http://www.csun.edu/science/) can be easily adapted it to make Stuttering Jeopardy (download the sample and see how it works).
Using information readily available on the internet or in books and pamphlets from the SFA or national stuttering associations in your country, have the student find and organize facts about stuttering under five categories, such as
Download the PowerPoint Jeopardy Template and help the student follow the easy directions to create a Stuttering Jeopardy activity of his own, using the facts about stuttering he found.
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