Categories for National Stuttering Association


Best reasons to continue tele therapy at this time…

The truth is this is a generation that learns via tele therapy. At the risk of sounding old, I did so much of my fluency therapy via telephone. I would have done anything to work on my fluency.  I am going to tell you what helped. keep talking. It is so important to keep talking at this time for so many reasons… fluency skills, the art of conversation, easing anxiety. Therapy for younger children is parent oriented. If it is hard to do it during the day then schedule a time at night or on the weekend but stuttering therapy and articulation therapy can definitely be done online. It might not be perfect but these are imperfect times and the more we can adapt the more we can move forward when this craziness ends and I believe it will end. Involve friends and family in therapy. Play games, talk with […]


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Will my child stop stuttering?

This is my number one question I get asked and the answer is not easy. We have all heard of famous people who say they used to stutter. I believe them. Some were developmental and would have stopped anyway. Others received therapy and others stopped over time. My father stopped over time. My daughter stopped with family support and therapy. Although I cannot answer this, I can tell you early intervention is key to trying to eliminate it. If often depends on child’s temperament, age of child, severity of stuttering and if any other speech disorders exist.  The skill of the speech pathologist matters and often school speech therapy is not provided by a specialist.  Incorrect guidance can heighten awareness and increase stuttering. The best thing to do is to seek help from a stuttering specialist. Also watch for my masterclasses because there is power in education. Also remember parents […]


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Three reasons I stop hiding the fact that I stutter..

The truth is I used to hide stuttering as if I was hiding a crime. I could be stuttering and if someone asked me what was going on I would put my head down in shame.  It hurt me to the core of my sole and I would rather eat a food I hated than stutter on food I wanted. I am a diet soda fanatic. I was so excited when as an adult I could order a medium coke instead of a small. The dreaded “S” sounds but as a kid my parents did not want me ordering a larger size. I do not blame them. I remember waiting on line saying over and over in my head, small diet, small diet.  Sometimes it worked. Others I blocked so badly that I walked away. These are the three reasons I stopped hiding that I stutter… The National Stuttering Association-They […]


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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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My Middle school child stutters…what do I do?

The National Stuttering Association is a great support organization that helped me overcome my fear of public speaking. It is especially important to the middle school child who stutters… We all know how hard these years can be and it is important they are not alone.. Remember to accept who they are. They can improve fluency but confidence is so key at this age. Praise their accomplishments. ‘Tweens/Middle School  


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