Dear Abby Letters: Talking Openly About Stuttering

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Great idea!

From: Jean Spreitzer
Date: 20 Oct 2006
Time: 21:03:28 -0500
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I am a graduate student, so I still have a lot to learn, especially when it comes to therapy ideas. I really liked this activity! It is so creative and such a great stuttering intervention strategy! I really like how it is addresses real life situations, written by children who stutter themselves (giving a true insight). It’s a great opportunity for children to learn how to cope/handle difficult situations which in turn should lessen frustrations and anxiety. I think that by telling the children that they are ‘experts’ in stuttering and that they can help others is a great way to put stuttering in a positive light. It allows them to feel proud instead of ashamed. Someday when I become an SLP, I hope to be able to use this activity as a tool in therapy. Thanks for such a great therapy tool!

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