Dealing with Awareness and Emotions in Disfluency (No Prep Kit and Workbook)

When we work with clients who stutter, it’s extremely important to take a look at any negative thoughts and feelings that they’re having about their stuttering or speech.  If we can reduce negative thoughts and feelings and teach our clients strategies to deal with them, we are more likely to see better progress in therapy and better ability to use the stuttering-modification and fluency-enhancing strategies that we teach.

This kit and workbook will give you everything you need to walk a client through the process of gently bringing awareness to their disfluency and then walking through identifying and dealing with negative emotions.

What's Included:

This 43-page packet and workbook will give you everything you need to start working through negative thoughts and feelings in children with disfluency.  We know that these negative thoughts and feelings can impact a child’s ability to full participate in therapy and to be able to use the speech-modification and fluency-enhancing strategies that we teach them.  Start therapy the right way by addressing those feelings in a systematic way that starts with awareness of one’s own stuttering.  

Age Range: This packet is appropriate for children who are 4-18 years old

Follow the pages from front to back and you’ll have everything you need to work on the following phases of therapy for dealing with awareness and negative emotions: 

  1. Education about How the Speech Mechanism Works and about Stuttering in General
  2. Gentle Guidance to Becoming Aware of One’s Own Stuttering
  3. Identifying Negative Emotions and Beliefs that are Affecting the Child’s Fluency
  4. Cognitive Restructuring to Replace Old, Negative Beliefs with New, Empowering Beliefs
  5. Desensitization to Help the Child Reduce Negative Reactions to Stuttering
  6. Self-Disclosure Activities to Help the Child Feel Comfortable Telling Others He/She Stutters
  7. Counseling/Support Activities that Connect the Child to Others who Stutter
  8. Continuation Plan for How to Continue Supporting the Child Once the Kit is Completed

Discover What's Inside:

Sample goals for each of the building awareness as well as addressing negative thoughts and emotions, including all eight phases of therapy.

Data sheets that can be used for each of the individual phases of therapy.  

Lesson plans and instructions for each phase of therapy, including how to structure your sessions, when to send home homework, when to move on to the next phase of therapy, and how to collect data.

Each phase of therapy workbook pages and no-prep activities that will guide the child through the process of learning about the speech mechanism & stuttering, becoming aware of their own stuttering, identifying negative emotions and thoughts about their stuttering, and managing those negative emotions and thoughts.  All you have to do is read the instructions and guide your client through the activities.

Each phase has a homework page that you can copy and send home with your client that is related to what you’ve been working on in therapy.  Each homework page has instructions, an activity, and a place for the parent to sign and date before returning.  Boost progress in therapy with home participation!

Once you have completed this whole kit, you will have laid the groundwork for helping your client deal
with negative thoughts and feelings he/she may have about stuttering. Unfortunately, there’s no one-size-fits-all solution for this problem. After finishing this packet, you may find that the child is still working through some pretty big feelings and issues. And that’s OK! For some people, this process takes a lifetime. The important part here is that you began the process.  We’ll give you some suggestions on how to continue to support your client once you get through the previous 7 phases of therapy.

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