Sometimes I Just Stutter
By: Eelco de Geus
This book is a great way for children to learn and become aware of stuttering in a positive way. It explains that the harder they try not to stutter, the more they may do so. This book consists of letters to brothers and sisters, grandparents, teachers, and others to assist children in educating people in their environment. These personal letters are written by other children who stutter, which helps to normalize stuttering and let readers know that they are not alone.
This book is written for children typically between the ages of 7-12 who stutter. It discusses:
– What makes you stutter
– Why sometimes you stutter and sometimes you don’t
– Why some people don’t understand why you stutter
– What others should know about stuttering
– That they are not alone and a lot of other kids stutter too
– What to do if you are teased about stuttering
“…counseling children to accept their stuttering is a means of working directly on stuttered speech. Because if a child is encouraged to go ahead and stutter, they then can change it. But if a child is encouraged to not stutter, this perpetuates the negative reaction.” Barry Guitar, Ph.D.
Below is a link that provides a full copy of this 40 page book: