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The Right Way Vs. the Wrong Way
There is no right way
There is a wrong way, which is to try to do a ‘one-size-fits-all’ solution.
We may be the professionals and we may be the experts, but we're not the boss. A mother's intuition, a father's intuition is the best knowledge and the best guide in the process.
remember what stuttering is
a physical issue not an emotionally based issue
a neurophysiological issue, which involves the coordination of signals and neurons in the brain setting up the coordination of the speech mechanism
Stuttering is NOT
a learning disability
caused by anxiety
caused by parents
Good Communication Values
Plant communication values during moments of opportunity. You don't teach values, you plant them.
If we can listen to what the child has to say and practice active listening at the moment that the child is getting stuck, we can send a very powerful message to that young child. And that message is:
“What you have to say is worth listening to, no matter how it comes out. I'm listening to what you have to say more than how you say it”.