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Support Organizations for PWS
Stories behind logos
for Support Organizations for PWS
The Need for and Role of Support Groups
Adolescents who stutter: the urgent need for support groups (A Parent's Perspective)
by Lee Caggiano.
The Role of Self Help/Support Groups in Determining the Outcomes of Stuttering Therapy
by Lee Reeves.
Consumer Self-Help and Professional Associations
by Charlie Diggs.
Peer Counseling and Self Help Group Facilitation for People Who Stutter
- developed by Michael Sugarman.
by Dr. Clay Tucker-Ladd, is a freely-available online book by a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology
Starting and Maintaining a self-help group -
How to start and run a self-help group
the Canadian Stuttering Association.
Icebreakers, Warmups, Energizers, & "Deinhibitizers"
Icebreakers from group-games.com
Name Games & Get to Know Each Other Activities
Support Group Activities
collected by Judy Kuster's Undergraduate Class in Fluency Disorders and submitted by many people from support groups (www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad8/papers/kuster8.html)
(www.slp.duq.edu/rentschler/STUTTERING/therapy_skills/act_group.htm) - from Gary Rentschler, including
"My Favorite Activity for Stuttering Therapy: Lost at Sea"
Gary Rentschler (www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad9/papers/therapy9/rentschler9.html)
101 Things to do - at an NSA chapter meeting
(http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad4/papers/hicks2.html) by Russ Hicks (2001) provides several group meeting ideas
(www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/TherapyWWW/speakingcircles.html) by John C. Harrison.
A Conversation With My Stutter
by Kevin Eldridge.
NSA Chapter Meeting Activity
(www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/TherapyWWW/croll.html) designed by Angus Croll from the San Francisco chapter.
Stuttering Word Find
by Tanya Banks can be adapted for a group meeting - find the words and discuss what they mean to you. Additional word search activities can be developed using the word search generators listed on this page.
International Stuttering Support Group Project
by Michael Sugarman (www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad8/papers/sugarman8.html)
A Group Therapy Experience for Adults Who Stutter
a powerpoint by Ken St. Louis (www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad10/papers/therapy10/stlouis.ppt)
Support/Self-help groups around the world
La Asociacion Argentina de Tartamudez
Speak Easy Association
Queensland Speak Easy
Oesterreichische Selbsthilfeinitiative Stottern
Brazilian Stuttering Association
Bulgarian Stuttering Association (SIZ)
Burkina Faso Stuttering Association
- Speak Clear Association of Cameroon.
Association des bigues du Canada (ABC)
Canadian Stuttering Association
The British Columbia Association of People who Stutter (BCAPS)
Other Canadian Organizations
Association des jeunes begues du Quebec
, for young people who stutter between the ages of 2 and 25.
ISA Chinese website
China Stuttering Association
Nanjing Stutter Self-support Association
Shanghai Stuttering Association
Hinko Freund - Croatian Association for People Who Stutter
Czech self-help group for PWS
Association for Stutters in Denmark
homepage has information available in the Danish language.
The Estonian Association of People Who Stutter
Finland's STAMMARFÖRENING rf (FS)
Association Vaincre le Bégaiement
- (Speech-Stuttering Association)
Bundesvereinigung Stotterer-Selbsthilfe e.V.
, available in the German language
Self Help Groups in Germany
Stotterer-Selbsthilfegruppe Münster e.V.
Landesverband Stotterer-Selbsthilfe Nordrhein-Westfalen e.V
Stotterer-Selbsthilfegruppe Bielefeld e.V.
Stottern und Stotternde Online
Stotterer Selbsthilfe e.V. Berlin
Openingspagina van de Stottervereniging Demosthenes
Icelandic Stuttering Association - Malbjorg
The Indian Stammering Association
(an older site has not been updated since 2006 but does contain some information
Indian Stammering Association
Swar Sudhar Society
- available to people who are part of a therapy program, but the site does contain some information of value.
Irish Stammering Association
The Israeli Support Group for People Who Stutter
has information in Hebrew and
Associazione Italiana per la Balbuzie e la Comunicazione
Japan Stuttering Homepage
by the Japan Stuttering Project.
Latvian Stuttering Association
(best accessed with Internet Explorer).
Nepal Stutters Association.
Stuttering Association of Nigeria
Norsk Interesseforening for Stamme
Safety in Stumblers
, a support group in Glasgow.
Pakistan Stammering Association
Speakeasy Stuttering Association
Funadcion:Asociacion Española de la Tartamudez
Sveriges Stamningsföreningars Riksförbund
Self-Help-group for Stutterers
, a local chapter in Stockholm.
Stottern in Zuerich
a self-help group for people who stutter in Zurich, Switzerland (the page is in the German language).
Turkish Stuttering Association
British Stammering Association
Durham Stammering Support Group
Friends: The Association of Young People Who Stutter
The National Stuttering Association (NSA)
Overview and Brief History of the National Stuttering Association
by Michael Sugarman, a paper written for the International Stuttering Awareness Day Online Conference, Oct. 1-22, 1999
South Central Minnesota
New York City Area
Speak Easy of New Jersey
, and a
short history of the organization
Stuttering Foundation of America
Stuttering Foundation of America -- Looking Back and Looking Forward
by Jane Fraser. A paper presented for the International Stuttering Awareness Day conference, October 1998.
The Jewish Stuttering Association
- support organization in New York
Other Fluency Disorders Support Organizations
European League of Stuttering Associations
International Stuttering Association
International Fluency Association
Other Organizations - by country
- an organization for gay and lesbian people who stutter.
Special Interest Division #4
, Fluency and Fluency Disorders.
International Cluttering Association
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last modified June 4, 2011