The IEP Process for a child who stutters

The following is a discussion of the IEP process that appeared on Stutt-L in October 2001. It was precipitated by one parent relating her experiences in trying to get services for her daughter who stutters. It is a thoughtful and insightful expression which relates frustration from a very intelligent and caring mother.

A speech-language pathologist prepared an equally thoughtful and insightful response. Their discussion is included here, with their permission, for professionals and consumers to gain understanding from both perspectives.

An interesting caveat was provided by an adult who stutters.

From the parent of a child who stutters

From Louise Heite, a speech-language pathologist

From Marty Jezer, an adult who stutters

From the parent of a child who stutters

added with permission October 17, 2001