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Successful Stuttering Treatment-What the research says?

  The Modified Phonation Interval-2 (MPI-2) is more effective… Read on… Effective Stuttering Treatment for Adults-The research counts…   Statistics show that more than 72 million people globally are affected by stuttering, a figure that represents one percent of the global population. While stuttering – the disorder where an individual repeats and prolongs syllables and sounds – is not a life-threatening condition, it can cause emotional and psychological problems as it interferes with effective interactions with others and erodes self-confidence and self-esteem.   Researchers continue to investigate ways in which this condition can be managed, helping adults as well as children who stutter gain confidence and lead a more fulfilling life. Some of these studies have provided solutions which have helped those with a stutter manage their condition effectively. Two recent studies conducted by renowned researchers from UC Santa Barbara have provided a new insight in the treatment of stuttering. […]


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Helping a child with ADHD/ADD feel successful in school and life…

School and life can be a challenge for people with ADHD/ADD. It’s difficult to focus and learn but there are ways that you can help them if you are a teacher or parent. One of the best things is being compassionate and allowing imperfection. It is about seeing their strengths beyond the classroom. It is about listening to their words and message. It is about being positive and encouraging. 1. Create Positive Outcomes with Powerful Words: You should work closely with a students to develop a positive outcomes. Children with ADHD/ADD often have problems with thinking about future success. It is a challenge for them to see beyond the moment. These are some ideas that might help. Use positive words, ie: I see you are trying hard, I hear you.  Also implementing a notebook with goals for the day with multiple checkpoints like get up and start another task within […]


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Speech Pathologist and Stuttering Specialist nominated for Best of Long Island 2020…

Wow… I never thought I would become a speech pathologist let alone be nominated. Follow your dreams…I am so excited and honored for this nomination. Voting starts October 1. For those of you nominated me a huge thank you. Speech is my life and it is my passion to help others so this means so much to me. Congrats to all the nominees.. https://mailchi.mp/da5de3ea5786/bolinoms-1034341?e=089a5b7605  


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Advice from a stuttering doctor who wanted fluency..

Yes, he took the MPI 2 Stuttering Program and finished med school… A medical students says it all: “I’ve stuttered since I was 4 years old.  I went through all the experiences that people who stutter go through and that the rest of the world has no idea about.  Scared to meet new people because I couldn’t say my name.  Scared to order the dish in the restaurant that I wanted and instead ordering the one that was easier to say. Scared to death of oral presentations in school. Despite my stuttering I got into medical school.  In medical school I would get top scores in all the written tests and get barely passing grades in anything involving oral communication.  At the age of 28 I finally decided I needed speech therapy .  Using the knowledge in neuroscience I had gained in my studies, I researched for weeks on different […]


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Did I fail?… Many times over.. From “failure” to confidence:

Stuttering to Confidence: Is Failure a fair word? Failure: A scary word: What is failure? Failure is basically lack of success..  Success is a complex word and means various things to different people. Success is overrated in my opinion. How does one learn success without experiencing failure? How do we learn from our past mistakes? Mistakes are part of life and vital to growth. Our children must feel some aspects of “failure” to learn  resiliency. Most people agree as parents it is not easy to watch but it must happen. Life is not perfection and quite honestly boring if risks aren’t taken. Did I fail? I guess you could say I failed many times over. I did not exceed academically in high school.  I was the average student at best.  Luckily I had other strengths and went to school under less pressured times. I “failed” talking many times. I stuttered […]


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Ideas to practice speech and conquer speaking fears….

Icebreaker Questions List Here is a list of icebreaker questions to use in social situations: This came from Indeed. Great ideas…. “What would you be” questions A great way to break the ice is by activating people’s imagination using familiar topics. The following quick, easy questions allow you to engage individuals you don’t know very well. If you could be cast in a movie of your choice, what movie would you choose and which character would you want to play? If you could meet any historical figure, either living or deceased, who would you choose and why? If you could choose only one place to go on vacation for the rest of your life, where would it be and why? If you were an ice cream flavor, which would you be and why? If you could pick up a certain skill instantly, what would it be? If you had a […]


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