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Lori’s post on pediatric incipient-stage stuttering

Lori makes another great post today on pediatric (i.e., kiddie) stuttering.  And she gives a real-life example of significant overt severity in a very young child.  I’ve heard of cases such as hers, but never seen one this (overtly) severe so young.  Thanks for sharing, Lori.  Great to know that you’re working w/ our little guy!

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  1. Tone
    February 21st, 2009 at 03:27 | #1

    Great to see! But, the first early intervention referral in 17 years?? This seriously needs to be changed!! Why isn’t stuttering a required part of the medical education? If they don’t know, they can’t help!
    And most parents don’t know that they need to fight the system early on…
    Good luck to Lori, I hope you have more news to share with us soon 🙂


  2. Greg @ Stuttering.me
    February 21st, 2009 at 09:34 | #2

    Now you bring a good point…unfortunately, the ‘medical’ education relative to stuttering is quite sorry. Much of it is really the same old stuff they were thinking in the 1950s. I’ve been able to establish good relationships with all the pediatricians around town, but parental reports of bad (stuttering-related) advice by pediatricians are far too common…


  3. Tone
    February 22nd, 2009 at 15:48 | #3

    And that is so sad! It messes up the early intervention, because people tend to listen to their doctor… I seem to remember hearing once that medical students had to choose between subjects they wanted to learn, and very few chose speech. You should talk to Leys about getting a national focus on early intervention. They did it in the UK.


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