On this blog, I talk about strategies to help kids overcome speech and language disorders. Discussion topics revolve around might hear at school as well as activities you can do at home. And this is great! However, it is also equally important to take time to hear from kids. What strategies work for them, which ones do not, and to recognize children for their efforts and success.
Stuttering is an area of speech that requires effort and practice to overcome. It also takes time to learn how to navigate social settings and manage fears that can become associated with moments of disfluency.
I received a magazine a few weeks ago from “The Stuttering Foundation” that shared personal stories from children across the country who have fluency disorders. These stories talked about strategies that each child found useful and how they overcome their stutter, fears, or social anxieties. I was so inspired reading each story that I felt it appropriate to share a few of them with you all. I hope it encourages you as much as it has encouraged me!
“I learned that stuttering is not a bad thing.”– Maddie from Fairfax, VT
*These images are from The Stuttering Foundation Summer 2021 Magazine Publication. I do not own the rights to any of these stories or images.
It really doesn’t bother me….keep on learning and don’t give up.– Alissa from Wabasso, MN