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New children's book about stuttering

cover of book Cover of Hooray for Aiden!

Karen Hollett, a resident of Yellowknife and also a person who stutters, has written a children's book featuring a character who is a child who stutters. The Book, Hooray for Aiden, is intended for children of ages 4-9, and features delightful illustration by Lori-Lee Thomas. This book has been enjoyed by children who don't stutter and those who do alike.
Karen is a member and valued supporter of the Canadian Stuttering Association, and her book will help bring awareness and understanding towards children who stutter. To find out more about the book and to purchase, go to the Hooray Publishing site.

Teasing and Bullying

Handouts from presentation by Jaan Pill, International Stuttering Awareness Day, University of Toronto, October 21, 2007

Three topics:

  • What is bullying?
  • Bullying of kids who stutter
  • What can we do to reduce bullying?

Many people have contributed to the study of bullying.

Dan Olweus of Norway is a pioneer in the systematic study of bullying. An anti-bullying program he developed has been applied in many countries.

Debra Pepler of York University and the Hospital for Sick Children, and Wendy Craig of Queen’s University, have done extensive research related to bullying in Canadian schools.

Barbara Coloroso of the USA is author of a book on bullying and another on genocide among other books.

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Lidcombe Program for young children who stutter

This article originally appeared in a 2007 edition of the CSA newsletter.

Research published in recent years, including in the British Medical Journal, offers pretty solid support for the efficacy of the Lidcombe Program in treating young children who stutter. A CSA Voices reporter, Jaan Pill, speaks with Rosalee Shenker, head of the Montreal Fluency Centre, who described how the Lidcombe Program found its way to Canada.
He also speaks with Mark Onslow, director of the Australian Stuttering Research Centre at the University of Sydney, in the course of his recent North American lecture tour.

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