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Stuttering and the self-esteem game
Written by Garrett Hollman   
Saturday, 07 September 2013 10:25

selfesteemWhere can I buy some self-esteem? How expensive is it? Where and how is it manufactured? These questions may sound absurd but this is how most people tend to treat self-esteem: like it is a scarce resource that must be cultivated and protected with the goal in life to get as much self-esteem as possible.

Review of "Yoga For Stuttering"
Written by Lisa Wilder   
Saturday, 25 September 2010 06:14

yoga for stutteringReview of Yoga for Stuttering: Unifying the Voice, Breath, Mind & Body to Achieve Fluent Speech, by J.M. Balakrishnan

I have been taking Yoga for about five years now, and have found it a very enjoyable form of exercise. Whereas I normally avoid going to the gym, yoga has held my interest for quite some time now and although I still cannot do a headstand or bend backwards all the way I have notice progress. That is why I was excited to see this book, Yoga for Stuttering. Although skeptical, I ordered it mainly out of curiosity.

Stuttering has social consequences, even for 3 and 4 year olds
Written by Jaan Pill   
Tuesday, 05 April 2011 13:19

Please note: this is a report on, not a republishing, of an article that appeared in the August 2009 issue of the American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology.

This article first appeared in the Winter 2011 CSAVoices.

Title of article reviewed: “Peer Responses to Stuttering in the Preschool Setting”
Authors: Marilyn Langevin, Ann Packman, and Mark Onslow, Australian Stuttering Research Centre, University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

marilynSean is a 4-year-old preschooler who stutters. He enjoys playing with his friends, but at times the words get in the way. In the same city live three other preschoolers who stutter – Aaron, Sarah, and David.  Stuttering affects each of them at preschool, especially when they’re playing with their friends.

What these preschoolers have in common, aside from being children who stutter, is the fact that they were subjects of a research project that Marilyn Langevin, of the University of Alberta, completed for her PhD dissertation at the University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Their names are pseudonyms.

Children and stuttering: why do some recover?
Tuesday, 09 April 2013 14:58

Two Purdue University professors have received a $3 million grant to study why some children grow out of stuttering. The funding from the National Institutes of Health will support research designed to help identify children who are less likely to recover and require immediate therapy.

Leading the research are Anne Smith and Christine Weber-Fox, Professors of speech, language and hearing sciences at the Purdue Stuttering Project in Indiana. They will follow 100 children who stutter, first seen at ages 4-5, over five years. They hope to develop tests to put in the clinical battery to detect a high risk for chronic stuttering in preschoolers. Read more here.

My Voice
Written by Richard W. Lutman   
Wednesday, 24 July 2013 14:16

Ignorance is something that is ever present in today's society, and throughout life we will have to overcome stereotypes and ignorance in all forms. Its that same ignorance that started wars, tore apart families, and caused segregation because we are different. It is the same ignorance that has placed fear in us yet made people take a stand for a better tomorrow, a better today. It's that same ignorance that a lot of us who stutter face everyday, and strive to rise above it and the stereotypes.


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