Looking for tips for working on fluency with your older speech students?
On this episode of SLP Coffee Talk, I sat down with Lori Melnitsky to answer all of your questions about working with older speech students that stutter.
It can be challenging working with these students because sometimes, they just don’t want the help, or they aren’t getting enough help for it to be effective. If this sounds familiar, there are things you can do.
Lori is a licensed and certified Speech-Language Pathologist and ADHD Life Coach with over 25 years of experience treating stuttering, speech, and executive function skills. She specializes in stuttering therapy and owns All Island Speech and Stuttering Therapy.
Lori has proudly helped hundreds of children, teens, and adults to stutter less and communicate with confidence. She personally stuttered severely until her early 20s, struggling to participate in class, call friends on the phone, and say her own name. But here’s what she really wants you to know: stuttering did not stop her, and it won’t stop you either
In This Episode You’ll Discover:
- Myths about stuttering
- Where to begin with students that stutter
- Building trust with your students
- Strategies for working with these students
- The limitation to what we can do in the school setting
- What to do if students aren’t interested in help
- Tips for communicating with parents
We really need SLPs who work with students that stutter. If you’re passionate about helping these students, you’ll get better at it over time and you’ll build your confidence too!
If you’re looking for support from other SLPs working with students that have a stutter, make sure to join Lori’s Facebook group. Make sure to also check out her website for more tools, courses, and resources. They are both linked below!
Looking for conversation starters and activities for your older students who stutter and other goals? Join my membership and plan in minutes! Check it out at slpelevate.com.
Joke of the Week:
Q: What happened when the teacher tied all of the kids' shoelaces together?
A: They had a big class trip.
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