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Children who stutter – what materials should I have in my therapy room”

This highly dynamic and engaging webinar brought together our outstanding Speech and Language Therapists (SLT), Cátia Catita (European Clinical Specialization in Fluency Disorders) and Elsa Soares (PhD in Early Childhood Intervention), who discussed some of the materials and strategies used during the assessment and treatment of children who stutter. Gonçalo Leal, iStutter’s clinical coordinator, stirred the conversation with some practical questions usually posed by families.


We reached the limit of 500 registrations in the three days preceding the event, which clearly indicates this topic’s pertinence! But we know that there is a vast range of topics which you likely aim to dive into. It is our goal to continue creating the best possible content for SLT specialization and life-long learning. We would be grateful if you could answer this 1-minute-long survey on your most needed or desired trainings in the field of Speech and Language Therapy.


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“Ideally, the therapy room should have good illumination, friendly colors, and decorations. There should be a desk with chairs for the family to sit down on, and a screen connected to the internet to show videos and techniques to be applied at home during family interactions. We also recommend a kid’s corner with toys stored at hand but not 100% visible to avoid unwanted distractions. At iStutter we installed a small stage to train presentations and small chairs to facilitate SLT-Child interactions. We would also recommend a playground carpet”.

To begin sessions, we usually start by asking parents what they have told the child about speech therapy. Additionally, have they discussed stuttering? After obtaining this information, we can then approach the child and begin our therapy. We recommend asking simple questions about their difficulty expressing themselves, and explaining to them what a Speech and Language Therapist is and does. Then, in simple terms demonstrate what happens when someone speaks. As parents are usually present in these first moments, include them in the conversations. For example, jointly discover the child’s biggest communication challenges by making use of cartoons or animals to make analogies”

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