Preschool Stuttering: What Parents Can Do




When parents first hear their child stutter, they may feel scared and helpless. They may wonder what they can do to help them so that they do not grow up stuttering. Preschool Stuttering: What Parents Can Do does a thorough job of helping parents navigate the often confusing territory of stuttering during the preschool years. This informative book gives parents the tools that will help them help their child. This book explains the following and more:

  • what happens when the child stutters
  • stuttering facts
  • the role of emotions in stuttering
  • the emotions and roles of the parents
  • what can cause the child’s stutter to be better or worse
  • the impact of the child’s environment
  • what parents can do if they want to help their child stop stuttering
  • when and where to seek professional help
  • what to expect when seeking professional help

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What's Included

  • Softcover (5.5 x 8.8in)
  • 128 pages
  • ©2014

Target Audience

Free of technical jargon and easy to use, this book is for parents, speech pathologists, speech assistants, teachers and pediatricians who wish to learn more about stuttering during these formative years and help children before stuttering becomes a lifelong problem.


Mirla G. Raz, M.Ed., SLP, is a speech-language pathologist in private practice in Scottsdale, Arizona. Ms. Raz has worked extensively with the pediatric population remediating speech sound disorders, language disorders and stuttering. She is the author of the popular Help Me Talk Right Books, which include: How to Teach a Child to Say the "R" Sound in 15 Easy Lessons, How to Teach a Child to Say the "S" Sound in 15 Easy Lessons and How to Teach a Child to Say the "L" Sound in 15 Easy Lessons. The latest addition to the Help Me Talk Right series is Preschool Stuttering: What Parents Can Do. Ms. Raz was a contributing author to the first and second editions of Children's Speech Sound Disorders. Ms. Raz also presents workshops on stuttering, phonological and language disorders.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial — Mirla G. Raz is presenter of online CE courses sponsored by Northern Speech Services; receives royalty payments.

Financial — Mirla G. Raz is author of "Preschool Stuttering: What Parents Can Do" published by Gersten Weitz Publishers; has ownership interests.

Nonfinancial — Mirla G. Raz has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.

Customer Reviews

"I love the wealth of information in this book and wish it was around when I needed it. I think it's important for parents to understand that getting help as early as possible is critical." – P.W., Parent and National Stuttering Association Board of Directors member

"Very nicely written book. It was thorough and quite readable. I highly recommend this book to parents of preschoolers." – S.W., MA, CCC-SLP

"This book is full of information I could have used when my child was a preschooler. It is a must read book for parents of preschoolers as well as for anyone working with this age group." – M.M., Parents

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