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Canadian Stuttering Association
The role of counseling in stuttering treatment, Part 1
Written by Lisa Wilder   
Monday, 21 April 2014 02:54

sunFor many years, the discussion of personal feelings was not considered to be part of treatment for people who stutter. There has been a shift in the past decades, however, as practitioners start to address the emotional aspects of stuttering with clients. Not everybody in the field agrees with this approach.

Controversy

Conflicting opinions came to a head in 2012 when a prominent American researcher and Speech-language Pathologist (SLP) wrote an editorial in a professional scientific journal criticizing a trend she saw in the treatment of stuttering children. This trend encouraged the children to accept their stuttering, and focused on reducing negative secondary behaviours rather than the stuttering directly.

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CSA looking for e-Newsletter designer
Sunday, 06 April 2014 10:25

enewsletterAs part of our redevelopment including a new revitalized web presence, the Canadian Stuttering Association is seeking a e-Newsletter designer/administrator. Are you familiar with Mail Chimp or any popular mass e-mail program? Does stuttering affect your life, or the life of someone you know? Are you looking for a way to contribute to a good cause? This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information. The CSA is an entirely volunteer organization, so payment is in the form of good karma.

 
Learning to fly
Written by Jason Dawe   
Saturday, 22 March 2014 07:22

planeA reader's story

I was born in 1972 and raised in Conception Bay South, Newfoundland, Canada. As a very young child I knew my alphabet and was very well spoken, but about the age of 6 something happened. My parents describe it as almost an overnight change in which I was no longer able to get words out. My speech was paused, interrupted, and uncomfortable. This was devastating to my parents and family.

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Laughter's voice camp

Postponed until 2015
Find out about a camp in Ontario for children who stutter!
Go to the website and the CSA article for more information.

camp

The British Columbia Association for People who Stutter sponsors an annual camp for children who stutter.

 

 

 

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