Many years ago when I was an accountant I had interviews while stuttering severely or what I perceived as severe difficulty communicating. I was a pro at substituting words and avoiding as not to stutter. I would not dare disclosing that I stuttered at that time. Interestingly I got many jobs despite the challenges of free expression. I believe these are a few of the reasons why… I established eye contact. I was confident in what I said. I even got a job as a computer assistant by just not the language. I am persuasive. If you are interested in coaching, speech therapy or a webinar to help you please email Lori@allislandspeech.com I can also coach you through difficult situations. Together we can succeed.
I saw this question on a list serve. In general I have found Lidcombe like praises reduce secondary characteristics in general. Why? because the decreased struggle seems to reduce the need for “tricks” to get words out. I have even told children to “stop” banging their leg because it is not helpful. I have told them to leave it at the door. Many times it works. www.allislandspeech.com
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(Taken from Super Duper Inc) Childhood Anxiety by Natalie J. Dahl, M.S., CCC-SLP What is anxiety? Anxiety is a type of stress that everyone experiences at some point. Simply put, it is a worry about what might happen in the future. In children, this worry can be triggered by a difficult or unfamiliar situation, such as a move to a new school, an upcoming math test, a disagreement with a friend, or loss of a loved one. Most children have fears of specific objects, such as spiders or rollercoasters, but the feelings that accompany anxiety are not typically directed toward one thing and can leave them with a general feeling of nervousness. Anxiety can often be a good thing that can boost productivity and help a child do his or her best; however, when feelings of stress and worry interfere with everyday activities, this can be a concern. You might […]