50 Great Activities for Children Who Stutter
refreshing, practical manual for professionals working with school-age
children who stutter. The authors experience as a person who stutters,
as a speech-language pathologist, and as a frequent volunteer for
self-help organizations has well prepared him to create 50 ingenious,
easy-to-use activities, most including several possible adaptations.
These fun activities make therapy both clear and successful. The
presentation of the activities is down-to-earth, and includes step-by
step directions, as well as delightful dialogue to use with the kids.
You also get a number of activities specifically designed for therapy
groups composed of children who stutter and children with language
The 50 activities are divided into five categories and include reproducible homework and handouts:
- Identifying and Exploring Stuttering Stutter Tag, Stuttering Awards, Candid Camera, Teach Me How to Stutter, Stuttering Private Eye, and more
- Practicing Speech Tools Stretching, Bouncing, Pausing, Voluntary Stuttering, Out in the World, Speech Tool Bingo, and more
- Learning the Facts Facts, Famous Role Models, The World Wide Web, You Are the Expert, and more
- Uncovering Feelings Draw a Picture of How You Talk, Stuttering Interviews, You Feel That Way Too? Its Showtime, and more
- Targeting Language and Stuttering Goals Barrier Games, Pleased to Meet You, Joke Telling, Idioms, Trust Building: The Blindfolded Walk, Scavenger Hunt, and more
The activities are the meat of the book, but three other sections should not be missed:
- What You Need to Know About Stuttering
your most common questions are answered here, including information
about what stuttering is, what causes it and makes it grow, its
relationship to other speech disorders, age of onset, feelings and fears
of stutterers, and much more.
- Your Tools for Successful Therapy
describes a straightforward approach to therapy that includes creating a
motivating and safe environment, how to measure success, how to teach
speech tools, working with feelings, and more.
packed full of captivating personal stories written for young
stutterers by stutterers who have been there, lots of fun stuttering
awards, a summary of the pros and cons of altered speech feedback
devices, resources, an adapted Stuttering Foundation Association
brochure for the teacher, and more.
In addition to nearly
400 pages packed with great ideas, a CD-ROM is also included with all
the homework assignments, handouts, and awards so that you waste no time
getting started in therapy as soon as you receive your book. To see more of this product's contents:
415 pages 8.5 x 11, spiral with reproducible material on CD 2006