April 20, 1996

Dear District Superintendent,

The Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences at Hofstra University and the National Stuttering Project are sponsoring a one and one half-day symposium for children who stutter, their families and those who support and treat them. Many children who stutter, as well as their families, feel deeply isolated and alone in their struggles with this complex, and often misunderstood disorder. This symposium will provide an opportunity for children who stutter, and their families, to discover that they are not alone

Children's workshops will be offered focusing on speech related topics including self-esteem and coping techniques as well as enjoyable hands-on educational activities. Workshops and panel discussions will be offered for parents and professionals, led by nationally acclaimed experts in the field of stuttering.

We would greatly appreciate your distributing the enclosed brochure to any school personnel who might benefit from participating in the symposium. Speech clinicians, teachers and any support personnel are welcome to attend. We would also be grateful if this information could be distributed to children and families in your district.

On behalf of children who stutter we appreciate your support. If there are any questions, please contact Hofstra University at (516) 463-5508.



Carole Ferand, Ph.D.


Associate Professor, Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences

Hofstra University


Lee Caggiano

National Stuttering Project