Parents and teachers of children who stammer (or stutter) may see their child suffering with embarrassment, frustration or anxiety but feel at a loss as to how best to help. This book explains the characteristics of stammering and uses illuminating first-hand accounts to demonstrate the common feelings of anguish experienced and provide clarity on what the child is likely to need in terms of support at home, school and in social situations. Packed with helpful advice for carers about how to build a child's confidence, it presents a variety of techniques and tips to alleviate the stammer and improve self-esteem and school performance. This accessible resource will shed light on the perplexing nature of stammers, enabling those who care for children affected to find answers and get the best possible help.AAAAAA
Full Product DetailsAuthor: Elaine Kelman , Alison Whyte
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Imprint: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Dimensions: Width: 15.60cm , Height: 1.00cm , Length: 23.40cm
ISBN 10: 1849052689
Publication Date: 15 June 2012
Audience: General/trade , Professional and scholarly , General , Professional & Vocational
Publisher's Status: Active
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Table of Contents1. What is a stammer/stutter?.; 2. Why do I stammer?.; 3. What makes me stammer?.; 4. What makes things worse?.; 5. What makes things better?.; 6. How parents may feel.; 7. How parents can support me at home.; 8. How parents can support me at school.; 9. How parents can support me socially.; 10. At school.; 11. Getting therapy/other help.
Elaine Kelman is a speech and language therapist. She has worked in the field of stammering for over 25 years and at the Michael Palin Centre since it opened in 1994. She is a specialist in the treatment of stammering and works with children of all ages as well as adults. She works extensively with parents, teaching them how to help their children effectively. Alison Whyte is a journalist and health writer. She has a son who first received therapy at the Michael Palin Centre when he was 9. He is now 19 and still has contact with the centre. She has been writing about health and social issues for 25 years, and has written about stammering for the Guardian and other magazines. Both Elaine and Alison live in London, UK.
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