Over 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.
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.
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.
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?
America’s 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.
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.