- Prevention/education about hearing and hearing loss
- Signed Alphabet
- Signed Vocabulary Words
- Comprehension Practice
- Sign Me a Story - several familiar children's stories the highlight key vocabulary (http://weehands.com/public_forum/viewforum.php?f=23&sid=9c98ed3c485cd1d197d3ef93e7f27e8f)
- Signwriting Children's Stories (www.signwriting.org/library/children/) including The Cat in the Hat and poems in sign.
- On "Sign Design" the PBS character Arthur demonstrates how to sign a name, ask questions, and more (http://pbskids.org/arthur/print/signdesign/).
- "Sign Language Games" from Kiddie Signs has six free sign language activities (www.kiddiesgames.com/en/sign_language_games.php).
- Video Examples of ASL by Douglas Dunn (www.wordwiz72.com/interp/aslvideos.html) has links to ASL
interpretation of Dr. Martin Luther King's speeches and songs including John Lennon's "Imagine" and Elton John's "World Without Borders."
- Free sign-language-learning videos are available online by registering with the Described and Captioned Media Program (www.dcmp.org/About/Default.aspx), which also lends video materials. To find ASL materials on this Web site, open "Browse" then "Deafness," then "Sign Language." Among the popular videos available for streaming are the Bravo Family Beginning ASL Video courses.
- PBS' "Voices of Deafness" (www.pbs.org/wnet/soundandfury/culture/voices.html) has several short video clips featuring individuals who are deaf. It offers material for learning about deaf culture.
- ASL University has
- LifeLinks (www.lifelinks.net) video interpreting and relay service.
- ASL educational
videos (www.lifelinks.net/videos.html) on health and medical topics.
- For additional practice in interpreting signed English
- Speech reading/cued speech/captioning
- Speech Reading In Context: A Guide for Practice in Everyday Settings (clerccenter.gallaudet.edu/products/Sharing-Ideas/speech/index.html) from Gallaudet University Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center, contains lesson plans and activities.
- Game Cards (www.senteacher.org/Worksheet/11/Games.xhtml) for lipreading activity from SEN Teacher free printables (www.senteacher.org/Print/)
- The Art of Cueing - several video clips which demonstrate how to cue example words and phrases (http://cuedspeech.usf.edu/Art/).
- The Described and Captioned Media Program (CMP) - a free-loan, open-captioned media collection of over 4,000 titles (videos, including some that are streamed and available online, CD-ROM, and DVD) available to hearing impaired, their parents, or those who work with them) are video streamed lessons in ASL and speech reading. (www.dcmp.org)
- Listening Activities/Auditory Training
- Sound Clips (http://soundcli.ps/) over 10,000 free sound effects and clips for use in things like power point presentations, movie editing, application design, and entertainment.
- FindSounds (www.findsounds.com/types.html) is a search engine for locating online sounds made by birds, animals, natural events, household items, musical instruments, holiday events, people, tools, vehicles, and more.
- Animal Sounds (www.abc.net.au/children/bananas/games/animal_sounds/default.htm)
- Who Am I - guess animal sounds (www.kidsplanet.org/games/js/whoami.html)
- Fisher Price Animal Sounds Game (www.fisher-price.com/us/littlepeople/clubhouse/games.asp?section=animalsounds&gameID=LP_AnimalSounds)
- Lanolin's Greenhouse (http://www.professorgarfield.org/Phonemics/greenhouse/greenhouse.html) - provides practice in listening for beginning sounds and Pumpkin Patch (www.professorgarfield.org/Phonemics/pumpkin_patch/pumpkin_patch.html) provides practice listening to sounds at the ends of words.
- Fuzzy Lion Ears (http://pbskids.org/lions/games/ears.html) - listening for sounds in words.
- The Listening Room provides free activities and resources to support the development of speech, language and listening skills of children and adult cochlear implant recipients. (www.hearingjourney.com/listening_room/index.cfm?langid=1)
- 123Listening.com (http://www.123listening.com/) printable activities to use with free downloadable audio files and mp3 listening tracks available from the main page.
- Manythings Minimal Pairs listening exercise (http://www.manythings.org/pp/)
- Interactive Audio-Picture English Lessons (http://www.web-books.com/Language/Inter0/English_Main.htm)
- Discrimination Cards from the Pediatric Cochlear Implant Program (http://web.archive.org/web/20080502231411/http://www.sickkids.ca/cochlearimplant/section.asp?s=For+Therapists&sID=6702&ss=Discrimination+cards&ssID=6768)
- Speech and Auditory Training Activities (www.deafed.net/PublishedDocs/sub/980122w.htm).
- Scott Bradley'sWireless FM (Auditory Trainer) Simulation - (http://facstaff.uww.edu/bradleys/radio/fm/)
- Gets an Earful - matching sounds with pictures (www.scholastic.com/magicschoolbus/games/sound/index.htm)
- Tools to display sound signals - free, cross-platform sound editor software for recording (and editing if you want). Displays pitch, intensity, spectrogram, voice breaks, etc.
- Audacity (http://city.sourceforge.net/)
- PRAAT (http://www.fon.hum.uva.nl/praat/)
Vocal Warm-ups and Cool-downs (web.archive.org/web/20100210002819/http://www.gbmc.org/body.cfm?id=449)
Journey of the Voice by Eric Armstrong - use to explain voice production to adult voice clients. (http://www.yorku.ca/earmstro/journey/index.html)
There are many good anti-smoking videos on YouTube such as Tips from former smokers (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEWky9PEroU&feature=relmfu tips from former smokers)
How Does The Voice Work (tagged under the heading "Information about the voice)
Voical Abuse Checklist (tagged under the heading "Information about the voice)
Voice Therapy Techniques
- Prevention of voice disorders
free software for acoustic analysis
- Voice therapy techniques
(web.archive.org/web/20031204003041/http://www.unc.edu/~chooper/classes/voice/webtherapy/index.html) a collection by
- Vocal Abuse Checklist (www.talkingvoice.net/voiceoption2.htm)
- The NCVS Guide to Vocology by Katherine Verdolini, PhD, CCC-SLP, Kate DeVore, MA, CCC-SLP, Scott McCoy, DMA, and Julie Ostrem, BS, MBA, "was created as a comprehensive overview of the many and diverse approaches to voice management. Following a brief overview, Part I describes common conditions affecting voice, while Part II presents a wide variety of voice therapy programs. Reference lists are also provided. . . ." (in PDF format).
- The Effects of Singing Exercises and Melodic Intonation Therapy (MIT) on the Male-to-Female Transgender Voice. (http://libres.uncg.edu/ir/uncg/f/umi-uncg-1063.pdf) 116 page MA thesis by Hershberger, Ioann, Georgiadou, 2005
- Appendix J - Diaphragmatic Breathing Exercises
- Appendix K - Gelfer's Steps in Voice Therapy for Trangender Clients
- Appendix L - Vowel Prolongation Exercises
- Appendix M - Easy Vocal Onset and Legato Speech Exercises
- Appendix N - Breathiness Exercises
- Appendix O - Resonance Exercises
- Appendix P - Language Structures and Vocabulary Exercises
- Appendix Q - Nonverbal Communication Exercises
- Transsexual Voice for the Tone Deaf - offers many ideas and tips
Stressor Inventory Handout PDF format from The Stuttering Center of Western Pennsylvania (www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad8/papers/coleman8/stressorinventory.pdf)
Parent Interview (www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/gjohnson/parentinterview.html) - suggestions from Gerald Johnson
Spanish-English Questionnaire for Parents of Bilingual Children Who Stutter by Lourdes Ramos-Heinrichs, Sandra Garzon, and Edna Carlo (from an ISAD 2015 online conference paper by the same name).
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.
Risk Factors Chart (www.stutteringhelp.org/Default.aspx?tabid=111)
Las Cruces Public Schools Teacher's Rating Scale - Fluency evaluation (http://lcps.k12.nm.us/Departments/SPED/Spedform/static/PDF/SLPF_TeacherRatingScale_Fluency.pdf)
Checklist for Preschool Teachers (www.latrobe.edu.au/hcs/projects/preschoolstuttering/files/checklist.pdf)
Shared by Kathy Swiney
Suggestions to include in diagnostic format
Sampling speech behaviors
The following section is designed to provide materials, readings, and approaches to assessment and therapy for speech-language pathologists who work with people who stutter. It is not to be considered a "recipe book" to stuttering therapy, but contains resources which may be adaptable to specific clients. It is more extensive than other therapy sections because I have been building this information personally since 1998. Previously it was part of the Stuttering Home Page (www.stutteringhomepage.com), but it was too difficult to continue to maintain the information in two different places so it has been integrated here. If others have materials they would like to share, please contact Judy Kuster
ASHA's guidelines for treatment of fluency disorders
Fluency Assessment and Intervention Module written by Rita Thurman and edited by Perry Flynn - a huge and impressive resource!
- Prevention Materials
- Diagnostic materials
- Online stop watch (www.shodor.org/interactivate/activities/stopwatch)
- Age calculator (http://ags.pearsonassessments.com/calc/calc.asp) from AGS may be helpful in diagnostic evaluation scoring.
- Intake, interview, and case history forms and information
Online syllable counter by Ulrich Natke
Tests of attitude
Additional diagnostic tools
- Disfluency Count Sheet PDF format from The Stuttering Center of Western Pennsylvania (PDF) (www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad8/papers/coleman8/countsheet.pdf)
- Sampling Speech Behaviors (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 Fluency Friday Plus - a website by Diane Games
- online stopwatch (www.shodor.org/interactivate/activities/stopwatch/)
Materials designed to educate children and adults about stuttering and how to recognize fluency disorders
- The Uses and Abuses of Disfluencies: an essay on the identification of "avoidance disfluencies" in people who stutter by Paul Brocklehurst, PhD
- Perceptions of Stuttering (www.stutteringevaluator.org/about.php)
- Tests to differentiate an incipient stutterer (www.asha.org/members/deskref-journals/) - 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 include Riley's PSI, Cooper's CPC, and Pinzola's protocol)
- Rating my speech (www.unl.edu/fluency/pdfs/MySpeech.pdf) a form for clinicians to use with children who stutter.
- Rating of Stuttering Scale (www.fluencyfriday.org/StutteringScale.pdf) from Fluency Friday Plus - a website by Diane Games
- Revised Willoughby Questionnaire for Self-Administration (www.unl.edu/fluency/wquest.pdf) and What Do I Know About Stuttering (www.unl.edu/fluency/pdfs/TFtest.pdf) - Test for Facts About Stuttering-School-age Children
- CALMS Rating Scale for School-Age Children Who Stutter (csd.wp.uncg.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2012/12/2.D.._CALMS_rating_form1.pdf)
- David Daly's Cluttering Inventory-R (2006) (www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad10/papers/daly10/dalycluttering2006R.pdf)
- Computer Aided Assessment of Cluttering Severity by Klaas Bakker, Florence Myers, Larry Raphael, and Kenneth St. Louis
- The CHOPPER Fluency Meter by Joseph Donaher
- Measures Of Severity Of Stuttering PDF format from Judith Eckhardt (www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad7/papers/eckhardt7/measuresofsevertiy.pdf)
- Fluency Evaluation Elicitation Form from the Shannon Richins-Davis School District Quality Teaching Project 2007.
- 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; 14(4) 284-297- (www.asha.org/members/deskref-journals/)
- Diagnosis and Treatment of Childhood Stuttering and Disordered Phonology Part 1 (http://www.pitt.edu/~super7/2011-3001/2271.ppt) and Part 2 (http://www.pitt.edu/~super7/2011-3001/2281.ppt) PPT lectures by J. Scott Yaruss, 1997
- A video-based Online Fluency resource for assessing stuttering of an eight year old conducted in IsiXhosa, an African language, a culturally and linguistically relevant assessment followed by questions to facilitate reflective learning for Speech-language therapists, by Harsha Kathard, South Africa.
Educating About The Normal Speaking Process
Specific treatment suggestions
- Just for
Kids (www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/kids/kids.html) - section of
Stuttering Home Page for children
- FAQs for Kids (http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/kids/kidfaq.html) - Frequently Asked Questions from Kids Who Stutter answered in language they can understand.
- 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 (www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad8/papers/ppt/ppt8.html#wollman)
- My Story: A PowerPoint Teaching Tool by Diane Games (www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad9/papers/therapy9/games9.html)
- Stuttering Jeopardy by Judy Kuster (www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad9/papers/therapy9/kuster92.html)
- You Are In Control, (www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/TherapyWWW/youareincontrol.pdf) a game for children who stutter, their families, and friends. This activity first appeared in STAFF, February 1992 (a newsletter from Aaron's Associates). It is reprinted here for non-commercial use only with the permission of the editor, Janice Westbrook. You must have Adobe's Free Acrobat Reader. You can download it at http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep.html. You will have to do some cutting and pasting to make the game board.
- Stuttering: A Webquest (http://web.archive.org/web/20010515211829/http://www.fcps.k12.va.us/DIS/wquest/maryann/stuttering.htm) by Mary Ann Filipkowski provides thirteen questions as well as websites for exploring the answers. The student is provided with a step-by-step process and challenged to write a five paragraph paper on stuttering with at least 25 sentences.
- Disfluency: A WebQuest for Grades 4-6 by Carolyn Wuertz. (http://usiweb.usi.edu/students/2003/v_w_x_y_z/wuertz_c/Introduction.html)
- Cat Got Your Tongue? , (http://web.archive.org/web/20030830021021/http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/fil/pages/webchildrensa.html) an Internet WebQuest on Children Who Stutter created by Savita Bissoondatt, Charles W. Flannigan High School with projects to help individual or groups of high school students learn about stuttering.
- Stuttering (http://kidshealth.org/kid/feeling/emotion/stuttering.html) from KidsHealth.
- Helping Adolescents Who Stutter Focus on Fluency by David Daly, Candace Simon, and Michelle Burnett-Stolnack
- Debbie Dungen's Natural Speech Is It In You? Directions and Natural Speech Is It In You? 16 pages to discover when/if you are ever "fluent."
- Fluency materials for awareness and self-monitoring by Jessica Curry Fluency Voices (use to provide feedback or for self-monitoring)
- Nicole Steif's Fluency Monitor Checklist
- Online books about stuttering (http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/library/library.html) - There are many full-length books on stuttering and cluttering listed in the Library, such as historical books, as well as
- Self-Therapy for the Stutterer, by Malcolm Fraser. (The entire fifth edition, minus appendix and footnotes, available with the permission of the Stuttering Foundation of America).
- Redefining Stuttering: What The Struggle To Speak Is Really All About, 2008, - free PDF copy of John Harrison's 485 page book.
- Therapy for the Severe Older Adolescent and Adult Stutterer by George G. Helliesen, a retired SLP explains Van Riper treatment strategies a 70 page online book in PDF format, made available online by the 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, originally posted to Casafutura website and retrieved from The Way Back Machine on June 13, 2005
Group activities and workshops
Nuggets (www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/clinicalnuggets.html) from
ASHA Division 4 newsletter - for stuttering - where clinicians share their therapy ideas for working with adults and children who stutter
- Short Course: Practical Fluency Therapy Ideas for the School-Aged Child - 20 page handout from Kathy Swiney, CCC/SLP, BRS-FD (http://www.txsha.org/_pdf/Convention/2010Convention/Swiney,%20Kathy%20-%20Practical%20Fluency%20Therapy%20Ideas%20for%20the%20School-Aged%20Child.pdf)
- Dollar Store FLuency Finds For Stuttering Therapy interesting ideas in Felice Clark blog, "The Dabbling Speechie"
the School-Age Stutterer
by Peter Ramig, et. al. is a 40-page handout filled with suggestions focusing on twelve components of stuttering intervention. Also available in PDF format (www.stutteringrecovery.com/childinterv.PDF)
A few examples of free online activities if the therapy goal is Establishing fluency through increasingly longer and more complex stimuli (many more can be found in the "interactive", "reproducibles" and other general sections above).
- single syllable/word level
- Picture Cards of Common Objects - 150 of 50 examples (http://www.sharemylesson.com/teaching-resource/picture-cards-of-common-items-objects-50006762/) from Share My Lesson (free, but registration required).
- Hangman activities
- Describing Dice (http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/FreeDownload/Describing-Dice-Mats-FREEBIE-for-Speech-Therapy)
- List item, Synonyms, Antonyms (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
- What color is Bud? -combine color+noun (http://web.archive.org/web/20120215233644/http://www.dotolearn.com/games/whatcolor/pages/bud2.html)
- 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 (http://www.quia.com/mc/331242.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)
- Containers-Quantifiers Pictionary from islcollective.com, a free resource especially for ESL. Great resources. (https://en.islcollective.com/resources/printables/worksheets_doc_docx/containers_-_pictionary/countable--uncountable/76587)
- Free Categories Card Game - Name Things That - (play I see a _____) (https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/FreeDownload/FREE-Categories-Card-Game-Name-Things-That--1050088)
- sentence level
- Colored verb cards (http://www.kizclub.com/verbcards.htm)
- 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)
- Flash Cards from islcollective.com, a free resource especially for ESL. Great resources. Describe action in a sentence. All pictures can be downloaded individually. (https://en.islcollective.com/resources/printables/worksheets_doc_docx/flash-cards/present-continuous-actions/55968)
- story level
- 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 (http://www.daycareresource.com/sequencecardslittleredridinghood3565.html)
- Gingerbread Man (http://www.daycareresource.com/sequencecardsgingerbreadman.html)
- Once Upon A Time from islcollective.com, a free resource especially for ESL. Great resources. Draw 3 and make up a short story. (https://en.islcollective.com/resources/printables/worksheets_doc_docx/once_upon_a_time/storytelling-beginner-prea1/7836)
- conversation level
- Storystarters (http://www.meddybemps.com/9.700.html)
- Story starters (http://atozteacherstuff.com/Printables/Story_Starters/index.shtml)
- What If (http://web.archive.org/web/20140606191934/http://www.kinderkorner.com/starters.html)
- What If? (http://www.sharemylesson.com/teaching-resource/the-what-if-box-50007363/) - from Share My Lesson
- Strategies for Fluency from Diane Games Fluency Friday (http://www.fluencyfriday.org/Strategies%20revised.pdf)
- IEP Goals: Fluency
- Connie Dugan's site (www.conniedugan.com)
has some materials for stuttering therapy.
- A Clinician's Toolbox for Working with School-Aged Children Who Stutter - PDF by Ellen Bennett, ASHA Convention, 2006.
- Fluency Folders - used to involve parents in fluency practice. (http://oneextradegree.blogspot.com/2011/01/fluency-folders.html)
- Fluency Strategies Bookmark for carryover reminders.
(www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster2/therapy/fluencyrx.html) extracted from GRNDRNDS mailing list (this page has been translated into French
for Treating Cluttering
(www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/cluttering/ddaly.html) from David
- Working on speaking rate
- Kuster, J. M. (2012, February 14). Internet: Resources for Choral Reading in Stuttering Treatment. The ASHA Leader
- Choral Reading and Great Speeches - ISAD 2011 presentation by Judy Kuster
- What's Your Speech Rate? - basic information with suggested exercises. (www.write-out-loud.com/speech-rate.html)
- Working on Speech Rate Program by Joseph Kalinowski and colleagues
- 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 sectioned "Slowing Rate") (http://www.asha.org/Publications/leader/2003/031118/f031118a.htm)
- Motormouths Don't Make Sales (http://sbinfocanada.about.com/od/speakforsuccesscourse/a/speechlesson4.htm)
- Help for the Speedy Speaker: Techniques for Slowing Down a Fast Rate (http://web.archive.org/web/20061215062509/http://members.aol.com/cillae/)
- Metronomic pacing suggestions. (www.kayelemetrics.com/Product%20Info/3500/3500appsec9.htm)
- Strategy Training for Controlled Speech Habits (www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster2/therapy/ratecontrolstrategies.html)
- Online Metronome (http://www.metronomeonline.com/)
- A basic pacing board (http://www.bcps.org/offices/assistech/pdf/topic_pacing.pdf) - PDF
- Mastering a Slow Rate of Speech (designed for articulation, but valuable for fluency issues) from Maria Del Duca's blog, Communication Station.
- Several articles written for the International Stuttering Awareness Day online conferences (http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/isadarchive/onlineconference.html) provide specific therapy ideas and suggestions.
- Lessons for You (http://web.archive.org/web/20080221030635/http://www.stuttering-specialist.com/lesson.html) from Tim Mackesey provides some interesting activities for children and adults who stutter.
- Stuttering Therapy Homepage (http://www.slp.duq.edu/rentschler/STUTTERING/stuttering.htm) - from Gary
- Basic Skills (http://web.archive.org/web/20080425070045/http://www.slp.duq.edu/rentschler/STUTTERING/basic_skills/basic_skills.htm) from Gary Rentschler
- Therapy Skills (http://web.archive.org/web/20080426033633/http://www.slp.duq.edu/rentschler/STUTTERING/therapy_skills/therapy_skills.htm) from Gary Rentschler
- Activities for Individual Therapy (http://web.archive.org/web/20100209222254/http://courses.duq.edu/rentschler/STUTTERING/therapy_skills/act_individ.htm) from Gary Rentschler
- Working on easy onsets
- Easy Onset sentence practice (http://teachersites.schoolworld.com/webpages/shawnee_speech/files/microsoft%20word%20-%20easy%20onset%20sentence.pdf)
- Easy Onset Phrase Practice (http://teachersites.schoolworld.com/webpages/shawnee_speech/files/microsoft%20word%20-%20easy%20onset%20phrase.pdf)
- Interruptions Chart PDF format from The Stuttering Center of Western Pennsylvania (www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad8/papers/coleman8/2004%20Interruptions%20Chart.htm)
- "Bucket" Analogy Handout PDF format from The Stuttering Center of Western Pennsylvania (www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad8/papers/coleman8/bucket.pdf)
- Communication Wellness Handout PDF format from The Stuttering Center of Western Pennsylvania (www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad8/papers/coleman8/communicationwell.pdf)
- Home Charting Exercise PDF format from The Stuttering Center of Western Pennsylvania (www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad8/papers/coleman8/homecharting.pdf)
- Easy Talking Practice PDF format from The Stuttering Center of Western Pennsylvania (www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad8/papers/coleman8/easytalking.pdf)
- Modifying Questions Handout PDF format from The Stuttering Center of Western Pennsylvania (www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad8/papers/coleman8/modifyingquestion.pdf)
- Communication Modification Refresher PDF format from The Stuttering Center of Western Pennsylvania (www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad8/papers/coleman8/communicationmod.pdf)
- 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 (www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad8/papers/ppt/ppt8.html#coleman)
- Direct Intervention With Preschool Children: Altering The Child's Talking Behaviors PDF format from Judith Eckhardt (www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad7/papers/eckhardt7/directinterventionforps.pdf)
- Fluency Enhancing Therapy For Preschool Children PDF format from Judith Eckhardt (www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad7/papers/eckhardt7/fluencyenhancingrx.pdf)
- Strategies For Some Children Ages 6-8 Years PDF format from Judith Eckhardt (www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad7/papers/eckhardt7/strategiesforchildren6-8.pdf)
- Therapy Plan For Many Preschool Children: Stuttering Plus Other Speech/Language Problems PDF format from Judith Eckhardt (www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad7/papers/eckhardt7/therapyplanwithlang.pdf)
- Therapy Plan For Many Preschool Children Who Stutter PDF format from Judith Eckhardt (www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad7/papers/eckhardt7/therapyplanmany.pdf)
- Stuttering Survey For Desensitization Work PDF format from Judith Eckhardt (www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad7/papers/eckhardt7/stutteringsurvey.pdf)
- The Ti-Ger Analogy of Stuttering Empowerment (also available in French, Italian, and Hindi on (http://www.ti-ger.org/ - bottom left corner)
- Silly Stutters Picture Cards and Information on what to do with them
- Encouraging Spontaneous Speech from a Dysfluent Child - Super Duper Handy Handout Number 48, in PDF format. (www.superduperinc.com/handouts/PDFs/48Encouraging%20Spontaneous%20S.pdf)
- From the British Stammering Association, an article, Facing the Authorities by Stuart Ford, Ron Kennedy and Carl Robison (www.stammering.org/facing_authorities.html) about a workshop who aim was for participants to practice "newly acquired communication skills by 'acting out' stressful situations with the authority figures who were not actors but volunteers from real life."
- Self & Double Charting: A Self-Monitoring Strategy for School-Age Children Who Stutter by Kristen Chmela (www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad9/papers/chmela9.html)
- Fluency Yahtzee: A Game of Choice by Ellen Bennett (www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad9/papers/therapy9/bennett9.html)
- Internet Blogging in Stuttering Treatment by Craig Coleman (www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad9/papers/therapy9/coleman9.html)
- A Family Activity To Address The Problem Of Interruptions by Erin Dyer (www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad9/papers/therapy9/dyer9.html)
- Jock Transfer by Dale Williams (www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad9/papers/therapy9/williams9.html)
- Using essays in therapy by Dale Williams
- Free Therapy Tips - contains some therapy tips for fluency disorders.
- Essential Speech Skills for School-Age Children Who Stutter - Mark Allen, Ph.D. CCC-SLP, Center for Stuttering Therapy 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:
- Mark Allen's four part video overview of the stuttering modification and fluency-enhancing skills addressed by his Essential Speech Skills for School-Age Children Who Stutter program as well as individual videos demonstrating "Catching the Stutter," "easy Stuttering," Slow Stretched Speech," and "Light Contact."
- Fluency (Smooth Speech) Rules free on Teachers Pay Teachers. (http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Fluency-Smooth-Speech-Rules)
- Fluency Self-Rating Form (http://busybeespeech.blogspot.com/2012/11/fluency-self-rating-form.html)
- Speech Roads (http://slplearningcurve.blogspot.com/2010/06/speech-guy-for-young-stuttering-therapy.html)
- Easybee Early Age Fluency Visuals in English and Spanish. (http://www.myeasybee.com/blog/easybee-early-age-fluency-visuals-english-spanish/)
- 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.
- School-age Stuttering: Enhancing Generalization (http://www.youtub) - a video by Nina Reeves MS, CCC-SLP, "discusses five ways speech-language pathologists (SLPs) can enhance generalization of therapy concepts and skills in children who stutter."
- Fluency Tool Box for Stuttering (http://mrsludwigspeechroom.blogspot.com/2013/10/fluency-toolbox-for-stuttering.html) - nice graphics from Mrs. Ludwig for teaching fluency strategies
- Guide To Treating Stuttering or Increasing Fluency In Speech Therapy (http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Guide-To-Treating-Stuttering-or-Increasing-Fluency-In-Speech-Therapy-992155) - a free 15 page booklet with explanation and materials for gentle onset, slow easy speech and light contacts by Suzanne Dorman (must register on Teachers Pay Teachers to access)
- Fluency Pinwheels (http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Fluency-Pinwheels-652191) - free activity by Lauren LaCour (must register on Teachers Pay Teachers to access)
- Meditation and Relaxation Resources
- Using the telephone (ideas for dealing with telephone fears)
- Freely-available software
Special Challenges: Self-esteem/Working on Attitudes and Feelings about Stuttering
- Ice Breakers
- Activity Ideas from Fluency Friday Plus (www.fluencyfriday.org/)
- Organizing Your Workshop (www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/workshop/intro.html) a practical guide to organizing a local or regional workshop for Children Who Stutter, compiled by Michael Sugarman.
- 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.
- 101 Things to do at an NSA chapter meeting (www.westutter.org/memberCenter/101-Things-To-Do.htm) - many ideas that can be adapted for group therapy.
- Jokes (http://thinks.com/jokes/index.htm)
- 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 (2001) provides several group meeting ideas
- Group Activities (www.slp.duq.edu/rentschler/STUTTERING/therapy_skills/act_group.htm) - from Gary
- My Favorite Activity for Stuttering Therapy: Lost at Sea Gary Rentschler (www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad9/papers/therapy9/rentschler9.html)
- Speaking Freely (www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/TherapyWWW/speakingcircles.html) by John C. Harrison.
- 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.
- 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)
- International Stuttering Support Group Project by Michael Sugarman (www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad8/papers/sugarman8.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 (www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad7/papers/shields7.html)
- A Group Therapy Experience for Adults Who Stutter a powerpoint by Ken St. Louis (www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad10/papers/therapy10/stlouis.ppt)
- Group Therapy - handout from workshop "Support/Therapy Group Interaction with Adults Who Stutter: A Participatory Demonstration of a Dynamic and Fun Model" by Ken St. Louis, Timothy Flynn, and Megan Hutson, at the NSA 2011 conference in Fort Worth, Texas (many excellent ideas!).
- Classroom English Activities - great ideas for groups!
- Halloween Fluency Board Game by Debbie who explains, "The kids pick cards and read the card in different ways. As they go around the board they collect Halloween rings which I bought at the Dollar Tree. I cut off the ring part of several of them for the game markers. My district has its own list of sight words which I worked into the cards. The small cards I ran off on yellow and the big cards should be orange."
- "Stuttering Parties" in Schools: Three SLPs Share Their Experience by Gerard, Hays, and Leblanc (http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster2/therapy/stutteringparties.html)
Teasing and Bullying
- I Am Special Book to print out. (www.alphabet-soup.net/me/specialbook.html)
- It Gets Easier (www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad7/papers/bridgebuilders7/bridgebuilders7.html) - short articles written by adults who stutter, especially for teens who stutter.
- Teasing from kids for kids (www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/kids/kids.html#teasing) - how I've been teased, how I feel when I'm teased, and what I can say or do when I get teased.
of Childrens' Art
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. Other pictures are welcome.
- 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)
- Stuttering is Okay by Luc Tielens and Timothy (www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad9/papers/therapy9/tielens9.html)
- Dear Abby Letters: Talking Openly About Stuttering by Peter Reitzes (www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad9/papers/therapy9/reitzes29.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.
- A Conversation With My Stutter (www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/casestudy/eldridge.html) by Kevin Eldridge.
- The Real World of Jobs (www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/kids/teens.html#jobs)
Enhancing self esteem
- Bullying Awareness and Prevention Guide from Learn Psychology
- Bullying Awareness Guidebook from Accredited Schools Online website.
- Dealing with Teasing - (http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/kids/kids.html#teasing) an internet site where children have shared how they have been teased, how they feel when they are teased, and what they do when they are teased. Clinicians have used this site in therapy to help children open up about being teased and to brainstorm some ways they might handle being teased.
- Bullying Activity (http://www.bullying411.com/gamesFun/images/Fortune%20Teller.gif)
- Four papers from ISAD online conferences are available with excellent information about dealing with bullying and teasing.
- Connie Dugan's book review and application to a client of The Meanest Thing to Say (www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/TherapyWWW/dugan.html) by Bill Cosby.
- Connie Dugan's "Teasing Inventory"in html (www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster2/therapy/teasinginventory.html) or PDF format (www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster2/therapy/teasinginventory.html).
- It's my life - information for teachers, games and quizzes for kids about bullying, Building A Classroom Community and Bully-Free Zone (http://pbskids.org/itsmylife/parents/lesson_plans/bullies_classroom_community.html)
- The Don't Laugh at Me (www.dontlaugh.org/) program is part of the Operation Respect project, whose goal is to eliminate bullying in the schools.
- Trouble at Recess - free download from the Stuttering Foundation about being teased.
- Minimizing Bullying is a series of four videos from Stuttering Therapy Resources by J. Scott Yaruss, PhD, CCC-SLP, on how to help children who stutter minimize bullying.
XXXXX to explain stuttering disorders with suggestions for teachers and parents (web.archive.org/web/20041028101150/http://udel.edu/~16641/stutteringlink.htm)
- APPs for Stuttering
- Online Books and Stories about Stuttering for Children
- To Be A Drum read by James Earl Jones who introduces his reading disclosing that he is a PWS
- Changing the Words Around by Alan Badmington (Wales, UK) and illustrated by Christine Badgett-Richards (England, UK
- Everyone's Different by Alan Badmington (Wales, UK)
- The Cracked Jar
- The Can't Be Seen Who Couldn't Squawk by Dale Williams (http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad11/papers/dwilliams11/dwilliams11.html)
- Tarby Rockets to Slower Speech by Craig Coleman and Mary Weidner (http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad12/papers/therapy12/coleman12.html)
- Stuttering Stan Takes a Stand - a free online flash-animation books for kids about a squirrel who was teased and bullied about his stuttering who refuses to show that his feelings are being hurt until one day he learns an important lesson from a new friend.
- Sometimes I Just Stutter
(www.stutteringhelp.org/Portals/english/sometimes_stutter.pdf) by Eelco de Geus
- Jeremy and the Hippo: A Boy's Struggle with Stuttering
(www.mnsu.edu/comdis/ISAD3/papers/jeremybook/jeremy1.html) by Gail
- Shapiro, David, A Way Through the Forest: One Boy's Story With a Happy Ending (1995) (http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/PWSspeak/shapiro.html)
Goodnight to Halloween
(www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/kids/boo/index.html) by by Tracy
- More Friends for Jackson by Nina Reardon, illustrated by Brit W. Kohls. A story/coloring book in PDF format.
- Angel Loves to Talk, by Nina Reardon, illustrated by Brit W. Kohls. A story/coloring book in PDF format.
- Rufus Talks and Talks 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.
- Our First Talk About Talking is a six page booklet, with pictures children can color. (www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/TherapyWWW/ourfirsttalk.pdf)
- Funny Bunny's Better Ideas, (www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/TherapyWWW/funnybunny.pdf) a 4-page "story" with many suggestions for children who stutter. This story first appeared in STAFF, March 1992 (a newsletter from Aaron's Associates). It is reprinted here for non-commercial use only with the permission of the editor, Janice Westbrook. You must have Adobe's Free Acrobat Reader. You can download it at http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep.html
- Trouble at Recess - free download of a children's book from the Stuttering Foundation.
- My Very Own: I can Do It Storybook! Starring Me by Julie Raynor from the Stuttering Foundation - a 10 page PDF with opportunity to fill in with pictures of a child learning to walk, drink from a cup, turn on the lights, swim, talk, etc. The book concludes "there are so many things to learn to do! And just remember one thing. If something is hard or you need help, don't worry about it. Just keep on trying and pretty soon you will get it!!"
- Izabela: The Story of the Princess Who Stuttered (in Slovenian, with English translation) (http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/kids/izabela/izabela.html)
- Alan RabinowitzMan and Beast Director of the Science and Exploration Division, Wildlife Conservation Society, Bronx Zoo, wildlife telling the story about stuttering as a child (www.themoth.org/media/audio/stories/mainstage/alan_rabinowitz-man_and_beast.mp3). from The Moth Radio Hour's Listen to Stories (www.themoth.org/listen)
- Materials for Teachers of Children Who Stutter
There is a wealth of materials to help teachers understand stuttering and the special needs of students in their classroom who stutter. The materials listed are of varying lengths, and can be matched to the interest and information needs of the teacher.
- LaBlance, G.; Steckol, K.; and Smith, V. (1994) Stuttering: The Role of the Classroom Teacher. (http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/InfoPWDS/lablance.html)
- Mazzuca-Peter, Julie, The Student Who Stutters - Teachers' Guide (http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/InfoPWDS/studentwhostutters.html)
- Ramig, Peter, To The Teacher Of The Nonfluent Child (http://stutteringrecovery.com/teacher.html) also available here (http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/InfoPWDS/Ramig2.html)
- Rind, E. and Rind, P., The Stutterer In The Classroom: A Guide for the Teacher - from the Stuttering Resource Foundation. Formerly available in booklet form. Now available online. (http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/InfoPWDS/Classroom.html)
- Brenda Zenorini has developed a lesson plan