Throwback Thursdays: Photos, essays, poems, videos and words of memories from our stuttering past

International Stuttering Awareness Day (October 22) began in 1998, spear-headed by Michael Sugarman, Oakland, California. ISAD recognizes the growing alliance between speech-language professionals and consumers, who are learning from each other and working together to share, give support, and educate … Continue reading

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Wednesday Words: Working with the words of therapy around self-worth, self-esteem, traumatic experiences, depressive thinking, daily struggles, life transitions, career development, stuck patterns, and negative/positive thought cycles

The “D” Word Recently I learned that the number of college students with speech based disabilities seeking Accommodations* in college has decreased. My guess is that it isn’t because of the lack of the need for accommodations or because they … Continue reading

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Tuesday Transformations: Words, essays, poems, videos (Ted Talks), and photos of expression of our personal/professional transformations as a stutterer, mental health professional, and the merge of the together

Adults need recess time too! As a kid I loved to make things and play. I spent hours making house, building towns, making food, towns, and fun. Just the idea of “play” makes me smile. What does play do? It … Continue reading

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Monday’s Modalities: discussion of therapeutic modalities we use, are interested in, wonder about, and work with. New concept – Lessons Learned. Tie in with the experience being a therapist with a stutter, and the merge of SLP and mental health therapies

Isolated thoughts about being a psychotherapist who is also a person who stutters I tell some clients that I am a stutterer. As in life, I have never worked out exactly how and when to do so. The topic usually … Continue reading

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Weekend Wrap-ups: Bringing together all of our thoughts into how we view ourselves as therapists, our contributions to the professional mental health and speech language world

Reframing the Stuttering Iceberg As a mental health counselor who stutters, I believe I have insights that I don’t always see represented in counseling theories that are supposed to describe the stuttering experience. I have always found Dr. Joseph Sheehan’s description … Continue reading

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Wednesday Words: Working with the words of therapy around self-worth, self-esteem, traumatic experiences, depressive thinking, daily struggles, life transitions, career development, stuck patterns, and negative/positive thought cycles

Self-Regulation and Balance We are often walking through experiences that bring up self-doubt and anxiety. Conceptualize experiences with anxiety and self-doubt where our Self-Regulation and Balance have been at their highest and lowest. Walking along the line of “overwhelm” shows … Continue reading

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Tuesday Transformations: Words, essays, poems, videos (Ted Talks), and photos of expression of our personal/professional transformations as a stutterer, mental health professional, and the merge of the together

Nick Weaver is a proud person who stutters who is a part of the Delta Blue Jean Company. This summer Nick was the keynote speaker at the conference of Friends: the National Organization for Young People Who Stutter in Raleigh, … Continue reading

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Monday’s Modalities: discussion of therapeutic modalities we use, are interested in, wonder about, and work with. New concept – Lessons Learned. Tie in with the experience being a therapist with a stutter, and the merge of SLP and Mental Health therapies

The Monday Modalities post for today is an excerpt from another ISAD 2015 paper.  Loryn McGill, MS CCC-SLP and Nora O’Connor, LCSW wrote Self Advocacy; How to Help without Hindering.  This is an example of how a Speech Language Pathologist … Continue reading

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