Nurturing and Empowering Your Child Who Stutters

posted by Carrie Kerstein, co-owner When a child is stuttering, "How can I help?" is often one of the first questions we are asked by caregivers. Information and advice about stuttering is, unfortunately, often outdated and not based in current evidence and best practices for supporting children and teenagers who stutter. At CSLS, our clinicians are continuously working to deepen their knowledge of communication  across many profiles, learning from one another, experts in our field, and the children and families with whom we are so lucky to work. Beginning last fall, I had the opportunity to collaborate with a small group of speech-language pathologists from across the country to put together updated guidance for caregivers of children who stutter, facilitated [...]

2024-05-24T14:09:38+00:00May 24th, 2024|Uncategorized|

Communication in a Mask

With many children returning to in-person school, we've put together  these tips for caregivers and teachers supporting kids' successful communication when masked. These ideas could be practiced at home while wearing a mask in short, low-stress family activities or role plays (e.g., playing a board game together). A PDF version can be downloaded here. Here are some examples of exaggerated eye movements for emotional facial expressions paired with appropriate gestures. These help illustrate more plainly how someone is feeling so children can readily understand.

2020-09-15T12:18:46+00:00September 15th, 2020|Uncategorized|
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