three million Americans are affected by stuttering, a communications
disorder in which the normal flow of speech is disrupted by frequent
repetitions or prolongations of speech sounds, syllables or words
or by an individual's inability to start a word. Check these
sites for information about stuttering.
- J. Anthony Wray's page
- This site
by a Canadian speech-language pathologist "is dedicated
to providing information about the nature of stuttering and ways
to prevent its development." It includes articles about
early childhood stuttering, including warning signs, ways to
reduce communication demands for children, and intervention programs
for preventing and treating early childhood stuttering, as well
as links to other sites.
"Word by Word: Understanding Stuttering"
- This attractive
and informative "Dateline" website provides information
about the causes of stuttering, history of stuttering, people
who stutter, typing speech, and therapies and treatment. Many
audio segments are included.
Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders' "Stuttering"
- This good,
basic fact sheet addresses basic questions about stuttering,
including: How is speech normally produced? Who stutters? What
causes stuttering? How is stuttering diagnosed? How is stuttering
treated? What research is being done about stuttering? Where
can I get additional information?
- National Stuttering Association
largest self-help organization for people who stutter, NSA provides
information about stuttering for parents, teachers, therapists,
and people who stutter, as well as information about the organization's
activities, publications, chapters and support groups.
- Stuttering Foundation of America
- The SFA
web site includes full text editions of the organization's excellent
informational brochures; geographic listings of speech pathologists,
intensive clinics, and summer clinics; conferences; stuttering
web sites, information about the organization, and more.
- If you're
looking for anything on stuttering, check out this site
by Judith Kuster. This extensive guide to online resources includes
resources on everything from "stuttering in the popular
media" and "stuttering course syllabi" to research,
kids' sites and discussion forums.
- Communication Disorders
- Speech Disorders
- Resources in your state
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