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Understanding Stammering or Stuttering

Understanding Stammering or Stuttering

A Guide for Parents, Teachers and Other Professionals

Elaine Kelman and Alison Whyte
Foreword by Michael Palin

Part of the JKP Essentials series

Paperback: £12.99 / $19.95

2012, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 128pp
ISBN: 978-1-84905-268-9, BIC 2: MMZL JNSG VFJP

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Parents and teachers of children who stammer (or stutter) may see their child suffering with embarrassment, frustration or anxiety but feel at a loss as to how best to help.

This book explains the characteristics of stammering and uses illuminating first-hand accounts to demonstrate the common feelings of anguish experienced and provide clarity on what the child is likely to need in terms of support at home, school and in social situations. Packed with helpful advice for carers about how to build a child's confidence, it presents a variety of techniques and tips to alleviate the stammer and improve self-esteem and school performance.

This accessible resource will shed light on the perplexing nature of stammers, enabling those who care for children affected to find answers and get the best possible help.      

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New Video – Sue Cottrell talks to her son Lloyd about learning to control his stammer

30 August 2013

In this video Sue Cottrell, author of Can I tell you about Stammering/Stuttering?, talks to her 15 year-old son Lloyd about how his stammer affects his daily life, particularly at school whilst he is feeling stressed about exams. Lloyd reflects on footage of himself speaking as a 13 year-old and discusses how the techniques he...

Five myths about stammering – from the new book ‘Understanding Stammering or Stuttering’

19 June 2012

In their new book, Understanding Stammering or Stuttering, specialist Elaine Kelman and parent Alison Whyte use first-hand accounts of children who stammer or stutter to provide clarity on the condition, what it’s like to have it and what the child is likely to need in terms of support at home, school and in social situations....