For some reason we have had a big increase in the number of stammering referrals we have received this month. A couple of weeks ago Marianne wrote a post giving some tips for communicating with a child who stammers. This week, I have produced a factsheet (click to download) guide for teachers on supporting children who stammer in the classroom. The factsheet includes:
signs to look out for, especially for children who are ‘hiding’ a stammer
what you can expect from the child
practical tips for encouraging participation in class
managing bullying and teasing
what to avoid
Although aimed at teachers, the factsheet will be useful to parents too.