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My name is Allison Cullinan and I am currently a graduate student studying speech-language pathology at Touro College in Brooklyn. As an undergraduate I obtained my degree in general and special education (birth-sixth grade) and have a desire to work with school aged children in my future.


My question pertains to the mental health support for those children who stutter. My brother was diagnosed with Tourette’s Syndrome as a child and I saw what an impact his disorder had on his self image and anxiety. Similar to Tourette’s, stuttering can play a huge role on children’s (and adults) emotions. I was just wondering if you believe that it is important for these children to seek therapy from a psychologist to help them when times are tough? Do you think SLPs should refer these children and/or recommend it to their parents?


Thank you for your time 🙂 ,

Allison Cullinan

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Effectiveness of School-based Therapy for Stuttering

Hi All,

As a second year, graduate student of speech/language pathology I have observed treatment of stuttering in clinic settings as well as in schools.  From my experiences, I have felt that treatment does not appear as effective for stuttering as it may for children with other speech disorders (i.e. articulation, phonological disorders). I have also felt that in some cases stuttering was essentially overlooked. Could this possibly be due to lack of time, experience and/or knowledge of stuttering of speech/language pathologists? I was also wondering if there is any current research out there regarding this issue?


Deana Jeziorkowski

Mercy College Graduate Student

Speech/Language Pathology

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