Getting Out the Words: Resources on Stuttering

Childhood Speech, Language, and Listening Problems: What Every Parent Should Know

By Patricia McAleer Hamaguchi

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“Designed for parents who suspect their child may have some type of communication problem. Explains what is considered ``normal'' for a child's development then describes symptoms of various common disorders. Demonstrates how to distinguish between a problem that will probably be outgrown, from one that requires outside help. Also explains how to get help, what tests are likely to be done and how to understand the diagnosis. Includes activities parents can do with their children at home to help them progress.”
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Do You Stutter? A Guide for Teens

By The Stuttering Foundation of America

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"A real help for teens experiencing tough times! Because you are a teen and because you sometimes stutter, some problems are uniquely yours. This book is written to and for you in the hope of helping you solve some of these problems. Also included is a list of myths about stuttering. Each chapter is written by a specialist in the field of stuttering. You may be interested to know that many of them have stuttered themselves. All agree that there is a lot you can do to improve the quality of your life. Book includes myth busters and comic strips."

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If Your Child Stutters: A Guide For Parents

By Stanley Ainsworth

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"An authoritative and understandable book for parents. Contains examples of what to do to help the disfluent child. Can be used as a supplement to clinical advice."

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Lucky Stars

By Lucy Frank

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Music entwines Kira, a thirteen-year-old singer who hates that her father makes her perform for money on New York City subway platforms; Eugene, the class clown; and Jake, who longs to sing and to approach Kira, but feels held back by his stuttering.

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Mary Marony and the Snake

By Suzy Kline

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Mary Marony’s worst fears come true on the first day at her new school. When her second grade teacher asks everyone to tell something about themselves, Mary’s stuttering takes center stage. Mary begins to get help for her problem, and her school adventures continue in Mary Marony Hides Out.

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Stuttering and the Preschool Child: Help for Families

By Stuttering Foundation of America

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In the first section of this video, parents recount their emotions and reactions when their child first began to stutter. Stuttering experts and parents recommend a number of immediate steps to help the child. The second section describes the factors that put a child at risk for stuttering. The final section deals with treatment. Viewers see therapy in action by experts working with preschool children. 2000, VHS, 30 minutes

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Stuttering and Your Child: Questions and Answers

By Edward G. Conture

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“For parents, teachers and all those wanting to help the child who stutters. Is often used as a supplement to clinical treatment. Written by seven leading authorities.”

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Stuttering--For Kids, By Kids

By Stuttering Foundation of America

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Swish, a lovable cartoon character, talks to children about their stuttering. In this video kids who have never met anyone else with similar problems meet other kids who tell how they handle problems such as teasing, speaking out in class, and teaching others about stuttering.

A 12-minute DVD.

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Tending to Grace

By Kimberly Newton Fusco

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Lenore is Cornelia's mother and Cornelia's fix-up project. What does it matter that Cornelia won't talk to anyone and is always stuck in the easiest English class at school, even though she's read more books than anyone else? She looks after the house when Lenore won't get out of bed at all. So when Lenore and her boyfriend take off for Vegas leaving Cornelia behind with eccentric Aunt Agatha, all Cornelia can do is wait for her to come back. Aunt Agatha sure doesn't want any fixing. Maybe this time it's Cornelia who could use it?

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