Information for SLPs

Below are some tips for SLP’s taken from Color Me FluentTM. You can learn more or buy the full program here.

  1. Maximize the involvement of parents and teachers through education, modeling, and direct practice.
  2. The severity of the child’s stuttering may not be reflected during your sessions. Many stutterers are dismissed without the clinician ever hearing their baseline stuttering. An accurate understanding of the disfluency is critical to setting goals for therapy. It may be necessary for the parent or teacher to provide a taped speech sample.
  3. Changing fluency patterns is hard work. Your acknowledgment of the complexity of the stuttering is appreciated. Be totally supportive and encouraging. Keep the student on track by providing assignments and documentation charts which require his/her use of adaptive stuttering (orange speech).