Activities To Do at Home
Ideas for promoting fluency at home:
Communication involves more than one person. Therefore, stuttering (a communicative disorder) involves more than the person who is doing the stuttering. It involves the family or those who are with the person. Stuttering is the result of the interaction of many things: the child, environmental factors, stress and tension.
You can help your dysfluent child by doing the following:
Avoid telling your child to:
•Take a deep breath
•Stop and start over
•Stop and think before speaking
•Finishing your child’s sentences
•Interrupting your child
•Speaking rapidly to your child
•Making your child give little speeches, plays or read aloud to visiting friends, relatives or neighbors
•A hectic lifestyle within the home
•Please remember that it is not your fault that your child is dysfluent; but you can choose to make some changes that will help your child. As parents we do the best we can.