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 book explains the following and more:
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.
"I am an SLP, and I have a preschool nephew who is experiencing mild to severe periods of dysfluency. My nephew has a history of articulation and language disorder which we have worked on for several years. I read your book and shared the info with my family and his therapist. You have empowered us, and your strategies have helped him. I just wanted to say thank you. He was recently tested and is within normal limits in all areas with the exception of fluency. That is ok; we are dedicated to keeping him confident when he speaks. Now that he is WNL his school therapist is directly addressing his dysfluency. My family has learned to honor the message and not feel distressed even when he is having dysfluent moments. Thanks again." – Raquel R., SLP (May 2017)
"Mirla Raz has written an excellent book on the topic." – Teresa S., SLP (Mar. 2015)
"As a speech pathologist, and a mother of a preschool boy who stutters, I highly recommend this book. I read it in one sitting. It was a nice review for me and reassurance that I have been taking the right steps to help my child. I think that this is a great resource for SLPs, teachers, and parents whose children are stuttering or who may have concerns that their child is stuttering. The author provides information on preschool stuttering as well as a guide for parents to help them make changes in their ways of communicating to help their child become more fluent. It also suggests when to pursue help from a speech pathologist." – Kimberly S., SLP (Oct. 2014)
"As a fellow speech-language pathologist, I found Ms. Raz's book thorough, organized in a logical and meaningful manner and easy to follow. She gives practical advice around how to interact with your child during dysfluent periods, at what point you should seek services and how to choose the best services for your child's needs. If you have a child with dysfluent speech, Preschool Stuttering: What Parents Can Do is an excellent guide. I will be sharing this book with my concerned preschool parents." – Teresa S., SLP (May 2014)
"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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