StutterTalk has published more than 700 free, weekly podcasts on stuttering since 2007. StutterTalk is dedicated to supporting people who stutter, their families, professionals, students, and the general public by talking openly about stuttering and by providing information about stuttering. We address the loneliness and isolation of stuttering by talking about it.
Meet the Stuttering Doctor Who Defeats Discrimination (Ep. 705)
Dr. John Jackson joins Dr. Christopher Constantino to discuss becoming a medical doctor by standing up to repeated discrimination and going on to serve thousands of patients in rural America.
Known to some as the "Yankee Doctor," Dr. John Jackson has delivered more than 5,000 babies in rural America and talks openly today on StutterTalk about facing his stuttering and discrimination in medical school and in practice.
Pressure to Be Fluent, Fearless, and Unashamed (Ep. 704)
Dr. Christopher Constantino joins Peter Reitzes to discuss competing pressures placed on people who stutter to be fluent and to also be unashamed and fearless with stuttering. Chris and Peter revisit the Brayden Harrington endorsement video of President Joe Biden and discuss doing Zoom therapy with people who stutter and their families.
Chris Constantino is a speech-language pathologist and assistant professor at Florida State University. Chris co-edited the highly acclaimed book Stammering Pride & Prejudice.
What is New and Exciting in Stuttering (Ep. 703)
Dr. Nan Bernstein Ratner joins Peter Reitzes to discuss what is new and exciting in stuttering and updates to A Handbook of Stuttering, which is soon entering its 7th edition.Dr. Bernstein Ratner is asked about updates she and Dr. Shelly Brundage have made to the handbook regarding stuttering treatment, predictors of recovery, brain imaging research, genetics, evidence based practice, and so much more. Nan and Peter also discuss the fluencybank, Lidcombe's impact on the field, and assessment challenges.
Dr. Nan Bernstein Ratner is a Professor in the Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences at the University of Maryland, College Park and a Fellow and Honors recipient of the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association (ASHA). Dr. Bernstein Ratner is co-author of the seminal publication, A Handbook on Stuttering, which will soon be published in its 7th edition. Nan has co-authored A Handbook on Stuttering with the late Oliver Bloodstein and with new co-author Shelly Brundage.
What parent would not want their child to be fluent? (Ep. 702)
Dr. Christoper Constantino joins Peter Reitzes to discuss the listener question, "What parent would not want their child to be fluent?"
Chris and Peter discuss the questions, "Do we want stuttering to be eradicated?", "Do people who stutter have anything to gain from stuttering?", and so much more.
* The Last Children of Down Syndrome
* Natural recovery from stuttering for a clinical cohort of pre-school children who received no treatment
* StutterTalk Episode 701
What Exactly is Working in Preschool Stuttering Treatment? (Ep. 701)
Dr. Christopher Constantino joins Peter Reitzes to discuss an important 2020 study on verbal contingencies in Lidcombe treatment and the related question, "What exactly is working in preschool stuttering treatment?"
* Verbal Contingencies in the Lidcombe Program: A Noninferiority Trial
* Direct versus Indirect Treatment for Preschool Children who Stutter: The RESTART Randomized Trial
* Lidcombe Program Materials including Manual
* Demands and Capacities and Lidcombe: Roughly Equal Preschool Stuttering Treatments at 18 Months Post Treatment Onset (StutterTalk Ep. 548)
* Evidence-based practice in stuttering: Some questions to consider
A Frank Discussion about Fluency and Stuttering (Ep. 700)
Caryn Herring and Seth Tichenor join host Christopher Constantino for a frank discussion about fluency stuttering. On this special and fun 700th episode, the crew talk about their own experiences of fluency changing over time, why this might happen, what it means for therapy, and how to discuss it with other stutterers.
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This is a thoughtful, well-made podcast by and for people who stutter and those who care about stuttering. It's also essential listening for any student or professional in the field of speech-language pathology.
Just listened to episode 612 and I absolutely love the show and the message. Keep up the great work!