Month: May 2017

Which books should I use in stuttering therapy with my child? Here are our favourite six kinds, with examples

“Help! I need some ideas!” A common – and understandable – request from parents and other carers when you work with children who stutter. Whether your child is doing the Lidcombe Program, the Westmead Program or a hybrid of the two,...

/ 26 May 2017

Reading with – not to – your pre-schoolers: how to do it better (and why)

Most parents know that reading books with their kids is important. But many parents don’t know why exactly. And it’s not as if parents get issued with an instruction book about how to read books with their kids for the...

/ 17 May 2017

How to help teenagers who stutter (and their families)

Do you remember the joys of being a teenager? Growth spurts. Hormones amok. Peer-pressured to distraction. Painfully self-conscious: How do I look? Should I wear double denim? Is my hair cut okay? Will I fit in? Will they invite me?...

/ 8 May 2017

Preparing your pre-schooler to learn to read: skills to focus on first

What can we do to help our pre-schoolers get ready to read without being accused of helicopter-parenting? A lazy Google search will confirm there are loads of courses and programs marketed to worried parents of pre-schoolers. Many are not supported...

/ 1 May 2017