Things Parents Can Do To Help Child Who Stutters
1. Accept your child
and his speech. Realize that he is doing the best he can, right now.
2. Speak at a normal
or slightly slower rate of speech. Resist the urge to speak rapidly or
rush your speech.
3. Reduce length and
complexity of your sentences, especially when your child is having a
particularly disfluent day.
4. Take two 5-minute
periods each day to practice pausing for about one second before
responding to your child’s questions.
5. Let your child
select the topic of conversation and then after he speaks; rephrase
his remarks to let him know he communicated effectively; for example,
child says, “I like the dog.” Parent says, “Yes, I like the dog
too, he is very friendly.”
6. Spend some time
together each day in enjoyable, nonverbal activities (playing catch,
swimming, just having fun together).
Things Teachers Can Do
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