Working With Kids who Stutter in After-School and Summer Camp Groups


A Useful Idea???

From: Megan Oglesby
Date: 10/6/00
Time: 2:31:51 PM
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This article provides excellent examples of how to make stuttering therapy fun and structured at the same time. After reading this article, I was reminded of a puppet show I once saw in one of my special education classes. Each of the puppets portrayed a different physical or mental disorder. For instance, one puppet was visually impaired, one was hearing impaired, and one was confined to a wheelchair. Each puppet explained what it was like to walk a day in their shoes, so that the other puppets would understand how difficult it was to live with "their" disorder. (I was informed later that these puppets are rather expensive). However, I came up with the idea that it would be great to use puppets to represent the younger children at the summer camp program. In this manner, each child could explain to an audience of parents, teachers, SLP's, or other children who stutter what they have had to endure or what they have gained from being a stutterer. It can be easier for children to explain their stories through the use of a puppet.

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