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Canadian Stuttering Association
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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Teens and stuttering treatment
Written by Lisa Wilder   
Sunday, 09 March 2014 17:18

teens

A review of the paper: The Effectiveness of intensive, group therapy for teenagers who stutter
by Jane Fry, Sharon Millard and Willie Botterill, of the The Michael Palin Centre for Stammering, London, UK
published in the International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, Jan - Feb  2014, VOL. 49, NO. 1, 113–126

The teen years are critical for development of personality and a sense of self for an individual, and lays a foundation for that young person’s adult life. It is also a time of increased self-consciousness, self evaluation, and social identity.  It is well known that teens who stutter are more prone to social anxiety, and it can be a challenge to provide treatment for them at this critical juncture in their lives.

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Facing challenges
Written by Nick Sebastian Caravaggio   
Sunday, 16 February 2014 07:05

nickOne of our readers has submitted the following essay for publication. Do you want to tell your story about stuttering? Let us know!

Living with a stutter has been an incredible challenge throughout my life. At first, I was very angry and discouraged that I couldn’t communicate like most people. In school, other kids teased me and call me names, and that played a factor in my self esteem and dignity. Luckily for me, I was talented in many other avenues, such as soccer, hockey and drawing, and that made me feel better about myself. But I have always had this one impediment that lingered in the background …. my stutter.

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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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