Spotlight on Stuttering

Welcome to our special edition on stuttering! Missed some of our blog posts on this issue or want to learn more about a specific aspect of stuttering? Read on…

 

What do we mean by stuttering? It’s not just repetitions of sounds or words.

  • Time Out

https://www.speech-therapy.com.au/2016/12/05/time-out/

 

Find out what happens in the brain of a person who stutters and how can speech therapy help:

  • Watch this (Brain) Space

https://www.speech-therapy.com.au/2017/01/22/watch-brain-space/

 

Wondering whether there’s a link between stuttering and language ability in children? Here’s what some Melbourne researchers discovered:

  • W-words, Words, Words (with apologies to Shakespeare)

https://www.speech-therapy.com.au/2015/05/18/link-language-skills-stuttering-preschool-children/

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Stuttering can have long-term impacts on academic, social and emotional development and employment opportunities. Learn how this communication disorder affects these areas:

  • Stuttering in Children

https://www.speech-therapy.com.au/2014/12/03/stuttering-children-box-hill-speech-pathology/

 

  • Rhythm and Blues

https://www.speech-therapy.com.au/2016/11/21/rhythm-blues-timing/

 

The way we communicate is integral to our identity. How does stuttering affect your sense of self?

  • To Be or Not to Be

https://www.speech-therapy.com.au/2016/08/10/me-3/

 

  • Rhythm and Blues

https://www.speech-therapy.com.au/2016/11/21/rhythm-blues-timing/

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Many children, adolescents and adults who stutter experience anxiety, and anxiety can make it harder to speak fluently. Learn how you can support your child or yourself:

  • Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Words?

https://www.speech-therapy.com.au/2016/10/26/whos-afraid-big-bad-words/

 

  • Rhythm and Blues

https://www.speech-therapy.com.au/2016/11/21/rhythm-blues-timing/

 

  • Speaking Up About Fear

https://www.speech-therapy.com.au/2016/02/08/speaking-fear/

 

What actually happens in speech therapy? Find out below:

  • Rhythm and Blues

https://www.speech-therapy.com.au/2016/11/21/rhythm-blues-timing/

 

  • Therapies Designed to Stop Stuttering in Adults

https://www.speech-therapy.com.au/2014/02/11/therapies-designed-stop-stuttering-adults/

 

  • Time Out

https://www.speech-therapy.com.au/2016/12/05/time-out/

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Looking for some tips to encourage smooth speech or some resources to share with teachers and other families to improve understanding of stuttering? Try these:

  • 5 Tips for Stuttering in Children

https://www.speech-therapy.com.au/2014/05/06/5-tips-stuttering-children-box-hill-speech-pathology/

 

  • To Be or Not to Be

https://www.speech-therapy.com.au/2016/08/10/me-3/

 

  • Coming Unstuck

https://www.speech-therapy.com.au/2017/02/06/coming-unstuck/

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If you’re concerned that your child may be stuttering, seek assessment by a speech pathologist. Early treatment gives you the best chance of success. Australia has world-leading treatment, and we have been delivering it for years. Call 9899 5494 today!

 

By Nicola Anglin (Speech Pathologist)

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