- Several definitions of stuttering.
- Terminology Pertaining to Fluency and Fluency Disorders: Guideline (an official statement of ASHA, but not official “standards of the Association.”) – developed by the ASHA Special Interest Division 4 committee.
- The first question most people ask is, “How can stuttering be cured?” Although there are some adults who consider themselves “cured,” professional organizations and support organizations for people who stutter appropriately warn consumers that looking for a “cure” for stuttering in adults is generally not realistic. Looking for ways to manage stuttering effectively is realistic. Consumers are warned that programs guaranteeing a “cure” should be thoroughly studied before spending any money on them. Additional information and ways to explore various programs can be found here. Also, read a sample of what several organizations have to say about a “cure” for stuttering in adults.
- ASHA’s website information about stuttering
- MedlinePlus – Stuttering
- NIDCD’s Information about Stuttering.
- James Fitch at Auburn University has developed a free, online book for his “Public Awareness” course that includes a basic chapter and quiz on stuttering – TEXT and QUIZ.
- Basic information about Stuttering from Leslie Styba
- Information about stuttering from by Daniel DeJoy, Ph.D. and others
- Stuttering – article from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
- Speech-Language Pathology/Stuttering – started by Thomas David Kehoe and part of the open-content textbooks collection from Wikibooks.
- Christian Beuchel and Martin Sommer Unsolved Mystery: What Causes Stuttering? PLoS Biology February 2004, volume 2, issue 2 Folk Myths about etiology and treatment for stuttering.
- Some interesting tidbits
- Alphabet Soup – the beginnings of a dictionary of acronyms you may encounter, especially on the internet forums about stuttering.
- Table of potential number of PWS in various countries extrapolated from the 1 percent figure that is often used
- A nice resource (but if you plan to order books, please consider using the Stuttering Home Page Bookstore instead of the competition;-) on Stuttering Terminology is incorporated into this page. It is actually a web version of Stuttering Words, fourth edition edited by Steve Hood. Paperback 2004, available from the Stuttering Foundation of America.
- Words for Stuttering from around the world by Richard Kitchens and Charles Van Riper.
- No Easy Answers by John Ahlbach
- Stuttering by the Ontario Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (OSLA)
- Did you know? – from the SFA
- Wrestling With Words, by Barry Yeoman, an article that first appeared in Psychology Today November/December l998.
- Stuttering: What Can Be Done About It by Caroline Bowen
- Extrapolation of Prevalence Rate of Stuttering to Countries and Regions
- Stammering – brief explanation about Stammering from Speech Disorder website
- Stuttering – basic information written by Rod Gabel (from the Encyclopedia of Mental Disorders)
- Stuttering by J. David Williams
- Forward from The Stutterer’s Survival Guide
- A School Bulletin from Language, Speech and Hearing Services in the Schools, to be used as a public relations piece about stuttering.
- Amy Lynch’s summary of stuttering taken from D. Boone’s Human Communication and Its Disorders
- An ASHA brochure on Stuttering
- The Experience of Stuttering by C. Woodruff Starkweather, a paper written for the International Stuttering Awareness Day Online Conference, Oct. 1-22, 1999
- Thirteen Observations About People Who Stutter by John Harrison.
- Other professionals (non-SLPs) who may work with people who stutter share their ideas
- Additional information related to the etiology of stuttering may be found in the Research Section
- Common Myths about Stuttering by R. Needleman.
- Stuttering and Suicide
- Stuttering from Brain Briefings September 2003
- Covert Stuttering
- Several People who Stutter help explain “covert stuttering.”
- I’ve Got a Secret and its Scaring me to Death – ISAD online conference paper by Steve Hood and Chris Roach.
- The Stuttering Paradox: A Trap To Full Acceptance. Some Journal Based Thoughts From A Covert Stutterer – ISAD online conference paper by Lieven Grommen, M.D.
- The tricks by Chris Roach
- Passing As Fluent – ISAD online conference paper by Terry Dartnall
- The Iceberg Analogy of Stuttering – ISAD online conference paper by Russ Hicks
- Interiorised Stammering from the British Stammering Association
- Covert-S is a closed forum for covert PWS to share their experiences, go for guidance and offer other covert PWS support to allow ourselves to try and come to peace with ourselves as PWS. Covert means ‘hidden’ – to hide one’s stuttering by avoiding words/situations, rephrasing, word substitutions, etc. to come across as a fluent person.”
- Several People who Stutter help explain “covert stuttering.”
Viewing Stuttering Holistically
REDEFINING STUTTERING: What The Struggle To Speak Is Really All About, 2008, – free PDF copy of John Harrison’s 485 page book. Several Essays on Stuttering from this book are also available online. The book is reviewed by Reviewed by Peter O’Sullivan
- Do You Suffer From Paradigm Paralysis – by John Harrison
- How I Recovered From Stuttering by John C. Harrison, A keynote speech to the Annual Meeting of the British Stammering Association London, September 8, 2002
- How We Developed An Incorrect Picture of Stuttering, a keynote speech delivered by John Harrison, World Congress for People Who Stutter, Perth, Australia, February 15 – 20, 2004
- The Enneagram: Possible Applications for Therapy and Personal Growth for Speech-Language Pathologists and People Who Stutter by Darrell M. Dodge
- Stuttering Is Not Just A Speech Problem by Alan Badmington. Transcript of a presentation to the British Stammering Association National Conference at Hope University, Liverpool, England on 9 September 2001. You must have Adobe’s Free Acrobat Reader to access the book. You can download it at http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep.html
- A Contemporary Stuttering Theory: An Examination of the Recent Work of Dr. William H. Perkins – Does Theory Matter? By Barry Howze
Especially for People Who Stutter
Bill of Rights and Responsibilities of People Who Stutter – from the International Stuttering Association website.
- Are You Or Are You Not a Stutterer? by John Harrison discusses terminology of “person who stutters” vs “stutterer.”
- Using the telephone
- Brochure: Using The Phone in html or PDF from the Stuttering Foundation of America
- Phone Problem Suggestions by Fred Dietrich.
- Sarah James’ research on stammering and telephone use
- Some telephone company responses for people who stutter.
- Using the Telephone from SPEAK EASY inc. – Canada’s Organization for People Who Stutter
- Message To a Stutterer by Joseph Sheehan, Ph.D. (from Advice To Those Who Stutter, SFA book 9, chapter 6).
- A Message from Charles Van Riper
- Employment Issues
- Stuttering and work: I can do more than stutter. . . ., a translation of a Dutch leaflet of the NFS (Dutch Stuttering Association) by Y. van Zaalen and M. Spruit.
- Stuttering As A Disability Under The Americans With Disabilities Act Of 1990 by William D. Parry. (Information from Parry is also available at Stuttering and the ADA.
- Stuttering And Employment Discrimination by William D. Parry, a paper written for the International Stuttering Awareness Day Online Conference, Oct. 1-22, 1999
- Stuttering, Employment and the ADA – by Thomas David Kehoe
- Americans with Disabilities Act Document Center links to a lot of information on the ADA
- Stuttering and Communication – What is Going Wrong by Hermann Christmann, Denmark. A paper presented for the International Stuttering Awareness Day conference, October 1998.
- Discrimination: Stuttering and Labour Market a paper by Hermann Christmann for the World Congress of Fluency Disorders in Denmark 2000
- Stuttering Should Not Hinder Workplace Success from the Stuttering Foundation of America
- Brochure: Answers for Employers in html from the Stuttering Foundation of America
- Stammering and the UK disability law – deals with information for businesses and other organisations regarding people who stammer, both as employees and customers. Created by Allan Tyrer, this site is primarily related to the UK, but has much information of value for people who stutter and their employers anywhere in the world.
- Monster Career Center is an Australian-based web site for help with job finding, including interview tips, resume writing, etc. Nick Tunbridge is a person who stutters and serves as one of their “experts” willing to answer questions related to professional or social difficulties due to speech or communication problems.
- Employment-related links from the British Stammering Association.
- The Only Thing We Have to Fear Is…The Perfect Job: Tips for Getting (and Keeping) a Job by Beth Bienvenu
- You Can Master the Job Interview – a helpful brochure from the National Stuttering Association.
Especially for Those Who Do Not Stutter
Born With a Broken Tongue by Martin Casey, Ireland. A paper presented for the International Stuttering Awareness Day conference, October 1998, and a link to Casey’s Virtual Reality Site of what it is like to be a person who stutters.
- Information for Listeners
- Suggestions for Listeners: What To Do and What to Know When Speaking With a Person Who Stutters – from the NSP
- Brochure: How to React When Speaking with Someone Who Stutters in html or PDF from the Stuttering Foundation of America
- Talking With Persons Who Stutter, an ASHA brochure.
- Notes to Listeners from SPEAK EASY inc. – Canada’s Organization for People Who Stutter
- Information for Spouses and Partners
- The British Stammering Association has produced an information leaflet called Information for the Partners and Spouses of People who Stammer
- Advice for Partners/Spouses from SPEAK EASY inc. – Canada’s Organization for People Who Stutter
- Views From A Wife by Harriet Weiner. A paper presented for the International Stuttering Awareness Day conference, October 1998.
- Stuttering Fact & Fiction Facts and Falacies about Stuttering, a brochure in PDF format from the Stuttering Unit Bankstown Community Health Centre in Australia. The document has the following copyright
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