Resources for Parents

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You may want to share these resources by Dean E. Williams, Ph.D., with your child's school speech-language pathologist: Working With Children in the School Environment and Talking with Children Who Stutter.

0011: If Your Child Stutters: A Guide for Parents 8th edition 64 pages
This all newly revised 8th edition is written for parents who are concerned about the speech of their young child. The goals of this book are to help you distinguish between normal disfluencies and stuttering and to enable you to begin working with your child with a better understanding of the problem.
New Risk Factors Chart helps the reader determine whether or not stuttering is likely to become a serious problem.
An authoritative, understandable book for parents, it includes what to expect in an evaluation and information on how to obtain insurance reimbursement for stuttering treatment. It is often used as a supplement to clinical treatment.
This book represents the thoughts of many experts in the field of stuttering, all of whom attach great importance to early intervention in prevention of stuttering in the young child.
Other contributors: Drs. Edward G. Conture, Carl Dell, David Prins, Harold Starbuck, C. Woodruff Starkweather, Charles Van Riper, and Dean Williams. Revised 8th edition 2008. 64 pages

This is an excellent basic source of information, clearly written and very affordable.
Diane Hill, M.A., Northwestern University
Unit Cost: $5.00
Category/Type: Childhood Stuttering/Books

0021: Do You Stutter: A Guide for Teens, 4th edition, 72 pages
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 some of them have stuttered. Others have not. But all agree that there is much you can do to improve the quality of your life.
4th edition, 2004. 72 pages.
Unit Cost: $5.00
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0022: Stuttering and Your Child: Questions and Answers, 3rd edition, 64 pages
Updated by Edward G. Conture, Ph.D., of Vanderbilt University, this book represents the most up-to-date thoughts of seven leading authorities in the field of stuttering. All believe that early intervention is crucial in the prevention of stuttering in young children.
You will find answers to the questions most often asked by parents who are concerned about stuttering and their child. These answers will enable you, the parent, to work with your child in ways that contribute significantly to the healthy and normal development of fluency. Also included are tips for parents and teachers.
This book is a must for parents, teachers, and all those wanting to help the child who stutters. It is often used as a supplement to clinical treatment. 64 pages.
Chapters written by Lois Nelson, Ph.D.; Dean Williams, Ph.D.; Richard Curlee, Ph.D.; William Perkins, Ph.D.; Barry Guitar, Ph.D.; and Edward G. Conture, Ph.D.
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0031: Sometimes I Just Stutter, a book for ages 7 to 12
2008 Fifth Printing. This book is written for all children who stutter. It talks about:
  • what makes you stutter,
  • why sometimes you stutter and sometimes you don't,
  • why some people don't understand why you stutter,
  • what others should know about stuttering,
  • that a lot of other kids stutter too, and
  • what to do if you are teased about stuttering.

There are many personal letters written by other children who stutter. Also included are letters that you can cut out or copy to give to your parents, teachers, grandparents, brothers and sister, and even aunts and uncles.
Once people have read these letters, they may want to read this book too and learn even more about stuttering. We hope you will like this book! 40 pages.
Unit Cost: $5.00
Category/Type: Childhood Stuttering/Books

0034: Trouble at Recess
This new 30 page book, Trouble at Recess, was written by 8 year old Jamie. Kids will relate to her problems on the playground and in the classroom. A must-have for all kids who stutter and others too! 30-page book. 2008.
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0041: If You Think Your Child is Stuttering, new tips for parents
This popular brochure describes the difference between normal disfluencies and stuttering and gives 9 new tips for parents of what they can do immediately to help the disfluent child. Now includes risk factors chart.
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0042: Notes to the Teacher: The Child Who Stutters at School
This excellent brochure gives guidelines and answers teachers' questions about the child who stutters in the classroom. Includes information about teasing, oral reports, and 8 tips for talking with the child who stutters.
Includes information on:
  • preschool and kindergarten child
  • elementary school age child
  • answering questions
  • reading aloud in class
  • teasing
  • speech therapy

An excellent tool for teachers, parents, and speech-language pathologists.
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0043: Why Speech Therapy?
This brochure covers topics such as:
  • Why Go to Speech Therapy?
  • Choosing a Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Therapy: Amount, Length and Cost
  • Expectations for Success
  • Goals for Therapy

An important tool 1) for all those trying to find the therapist who is right for them; and 2) for setting realistic goals for therapy.
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0044: Famous People Who Stutter brochure
New 2009-2010, this full color brochure depicts famous people who stutter and whose stuttering did not keep them from having successful careers.
Included are:
  • Joe Biden - former Senator and now Vice President
  • Kenyon Martin - NBA All-Star Team 2004 and Denver Nuggets star forward
  • Darren Sproles with the San Diego Chargers
  • Nicholas Brendon - TV star "Xander" in Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • John Stossel - TV news journalist and 20/20 Anchor
  • James Earl Jones - Broadway and television star
  • Bill Walton - NBC Sports commentator,
  • Alan Rabinowitz - Explorer, zoologist, conservationist and author
  • Annie Glenn - wife of Astronaut John Glenn
  • Carly Simon - Grammy award-winning singer
  • Frank Wolf - Congressman from Virginia
  • John Updike - author
  • Mel Tillis - country and western singer
  • Robert Merrill - world renowned baritone with Metropolitan Opera
  • Ken Venturi - U.S. Open champion and CBS Sports commentator
  • Bob Love - Chicago Bulls legend
  • Winston Churchill - brilliant statesman and orator
  • Marilyn Monroe - legendary movie star
  • John Melendez of NBC The Tonight Show With Jay Leno

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0046: 6 Tips For Speaking With Someone Who Stutters
This 4 color flyer gives concrete advice on how to react when speaking with someone who stutters. Ideal for workplace settings, schools, hospitals, and clinics. Use in presentations to classrooms or to share with co-workers and colleagues.
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0047: Did You Know... A Fact Sheet about Stuttering
A four color flyer giving facts about stuttering. It also features 4 famous people who stutter. Ideal for presentations to classroom and in workplace settings, hospitals, and clinics.
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0054: Famous People Who Stutter - Poster
Noted celebrities who stutter in a full color poster... VP Joe Biden, Darren Sproles, Nicholas Brendon, James Earl Jones, Kenyon Martin, Annie Glenn, John Stossel, Marilyn Monroe, Bob Love, Mel Tillis, Bill Walton, Carly Simon, King George VI, Frank Wolf, Ken Venturi, John Updike, Robert Merrill, Winston Churchill, John Melendez. 24" X 18"
Ideal for all settings to increase awareness about stuttering.
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Category/Type: All Ages/Posters
0055: NFL Star Darren Sproles for National Stuttering Awareness Week
NFL star Darren Sproles, who personally copes with stuttering, is a football running back and return specialist for the San Diego Chargers. He is the 2009 campaign spokesman helping to educate the public about stuttering and its prevention.
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0073: Stuttering and Your Child: Help for Parents
This 30 minute DVD is for parents and families of young children who stutter. (Formerly entitled Stuttering and the Preschool Child) Both versions - English and Spanish - are on the same DVD. The focus is to help families understand stuttering and make changes to promote more fluent speech.
  • for parents whose child is stuttering
  • for speech-language pathologists working with young children
  • and for school, clinic, university, and hospital settings.

"...this is perhaps the best buy in the nation for information on children and stuttering." Asha Journal book review

Produced by Barry Guitar, Ph.D. and Carroll Guitar, M.L.S. of the University of Vermont; in collaboration with Jane Fraser, Stuttering Foundation; Diane Hill, M.A., Northwestern University; Peter Ramig, Ph.D., University of Colorado-Boulder; Patricia Zebrowski, Ph.D., University of Iowa. Additional footage from Kristin A. Chmela, M.A., Northwestern University.

Please note that our DVDs are also available as videotapes in both VHS and PAL (for overseas) formats. Call 800-992-9392 or email info@stutteringhelp.org for more information.

La Tartamudez y Su Nino
A esta video se le pueden dar muchos usos. Se puede utilizar con familias en que un nino tartamudea, con terapeutas del habla que van a tratar a ninos de edad preescolar y en las escuelas, universidades, centros de tratamiento y hospitales.
Producido por Barry Guitar, Ph.D., Carroll Guitar, M.L.S., de la Universidad de Vermont, en collaboracion con Jane Fraser, presidente de la Stuttering Foundation, Diane Hill, M.A., Northwestern Universidad, Peter Ramig, Ph.D., Universidad de Colorado, y Patricia Zebrowski, Ph.D., de la Universidad de Iowa.
The Stuttering Foundation agradece a Miami Children's Hospital, May Productions, la terapeuta del habla Lisette M. Betancourt, M.A., Ava Osle de Radio Lollipop, Henry Postigo, Nora Barriere, y Isidoro Zarco, M.D., sus contribuciones de trabajo, que permitieron convertir este projecto en realidad.
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0107: Fridge Magnet for Parents
This colorful and attractive fridge magnet gives parents and caregivers tips to help the young child who stutters.
Postcard size just right for the fridge door.
It was designed and written by Edward G. Conture, Ph.D., Vanderbilt University, renowned authority in early childhood stuttering.
Unit Cost: $2.00
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0117: 7 Tips for Parents
Tips for parents, teachers, grandparents and all those concerned with a child who may be stuttering.
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0118: 8 Tips for Teachers
New tips for teachers, babysitters, preschool personnel who work with students who stutter.

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0119: Stuttering: Myths, Beliefs, Straight Talk
This new teen brochure discusses some common myths and debunks them with straight talk about stuttering.

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0125: Straight Talk for Teachers Resource Booklet
This 36-page resource booklet is a wonderful and affordable source of information and resources for both classroom teachers and speech-language pathologists concerned about children who stutter in the classroom.
Purchase additional copies for handouts - one copy free with each DVD #0126, Stuttering:Straight Talk for Teachers or use them by themselves.
The first section is designed specifically to answer teachers' most common questions about stuttering and how to interact with the child who stutters in the classroom.
The second section for speech-language pathologists offers advice on leading an in-service or working one-on-one with a teacher who has a child who stutters in the classroom and gives background and information about stuttering.
A detailed resource list is included for children, parents, teachers, and speech-language pathologists as well as a reproducible, black and white copy of the popular 18 Famous People Who Stutter poster.
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0126: Stuttering: Straight Talk for Teachers DVD
In this powerful 20-minute DVD, students who stutter talk to teachers about their experiences and experts in the field of speech pathology answer questions about what works and what doesn't in the classroom.
A perfect length for an after-school inservice or short enough for a teacher to watch alone. The DVD and accompanying 36-page book answer common questions:
  • how to respond to the child who stutters in the classroom,
  • what happens in speech therapy,
  • how to handle teasing,
  • how to deal with oral presentations.

The free 36-page book includes a resource section for teachers, SLPs, parents, and children materials. The section for SLPs provides information on how to lead an inservice or work individually with classroom teachers.
Produced by Lisa Scott, Ph.D., The Florida State University and Carroll Guitar, M.L.S., University of Vermont; in collaboration with Kristin Chmela, M.A., Northwestern University; Jane Fraser, president, The Stuttering Foundation; and Bill Murphy, M.A., Purdue University.
Additional footage provided by Barry Guitar, Ph.D., University of Vermont; Diane Hill, M.A., Northwestern University; Peter Ramig, Ph.D., University of Colorado-Boulder; and Patricia Zebrowski, Ph.D., University of Iowa.

Please note that our DVDs are also available as videotapes in both VHS and PAL (for overseas) formats. Call 800-992-9392 or email info@stutteringhelp.org for more information.

Unit Cost: $10.00
Category/Type: Childhood Stuttering/Videos/DVDs

0217: 7 Tips for Parents - Poster
Tips for parents, teachers, grandparents and all those concerned with a child who may be stuttering.

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1076: Straight Talk for Teens
The teen years are full of challenges. For teens who stutter, it can also be a lonely time. They need to know that they are not alone - and that real help is available.
In this updated 30 minute DVD, teens share their experiences of stuttering and talk about what works for them. Narrated by high school student David Wilkins, who stutters himself, Stuttering: Straight Talk for Teens provides forthright information and advice on managing stuttering in academic and social settings. Noted clinicians demonstrate helpful techniques and discuss:
  • what stuttering is
  • concerns and feelings associated with stuttering
  • stuttering in the school setting
  • ways to help yourself and where to find help.

This DVD is an excellent resource for teens and adults, their families, teachers, physicians, and speech-language pathologists. Produced by Barry Guitar, Ph.D., and Carroll Guitar, M.L.S., University of Vermont; Edward G. Conture, Ph.D., Vanderbilt University; Jane Fraser, Stuttering Foundation; Hugo H. Gregory, Ph.D., Northwestern University; and Peter Ramig, Ph.D., University of Colorado at Boulder.
New DVD chaptering makes this is even more useful tool. As an added bonus, this DVD includes If You Stutter: Advice for Adults.

Please note that our DVDs are also available as videotapes in both VHS and PAL (for overseas) formats. Call 800-992-9392 or email info@stutteringhelp.org for more information.

Unit Cost: $10.00
Category/Type: Teenagers and Adults/Videos/DVDs