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Helpful Links

Inside the ADHD Mind

This is a lifestyle magazine for individuals with ADHD. It contains articles about ADD, ADHD, and learning disabilities such as dyslexia. It addresses topics such as diagnosing ADHD, treatments, parenting children with ADHD, learning disabilities, and school challenges,

The National Association of Young People Who Stutter

This is an incredible organization that provides resources and schedules meet-ups and conferences for children who stutter and their families. Attending these conferences and meetings is a wonderful way for your child to meet other children who stutter. If your child continues to stutter, I HIGHLY recommend going to one of the conferences or Friends events. It is incredibly powerful for a child who stutters to meet fellow children who stutter to gain a sense of “I am not alone.” It can also be very therapeutic for parents to attend support groups and meet other parents of children who stutter.

A Non-Profit Organization Helping Those Who Stutter

The mission of the Stuttering Foundation is to educate the public and provide no-cost and low-cost resources about stuttering. They have an incredibly informative website with many downloadable resources. They also sell books, pamphlets, posters, etc.

The National Stuttering Association

The NSA is the largest non-profit organization in the world dedicated to bringing hope and empowerment to children and adults who stutter, their families, and professionals, through support, education, advocacy, and research.

The NSA holds free group meetings run for and by people who stutter. This self-help model is an excellent option for adults instead of speech therapy. Stutter loud and stutter proud.

Laura Mize - Speech-Language Pathologist

This is a website about teaching speech and language to children. It discusses different approaches to therapy, such as using play and imitation. It also provides resources for parents and professionals, such as books, videos, and podcasts. Many parents have found this website to be helpful - especially for early intervention and preschool resources.

This website contains invaluable information for parents seeking resources to help their late talkers. I use many of Laura Mize's techniques in my language therapy sessions with young children.

Cover of Brain Body Parenting book by Mona Delahooks, PhD
Image of book cover: How to Talk So Little Kids Will Listen by Joanna Faber and Julie King
Image of book cover: Whole Brain Child Book by Daniel J. Siegel., MD
Image of book cover:  Sensory Processing Games Book by Barbara Sher, OTR

Harkla Special Needs & Sensory Blog

How to help a child regulate and focus using occupational therapy strategies.

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Everyday Games for Sensory Processing Disorder

Image of book cover: Voice Unearthed book by Doreen Lenz Holte

The primary message young children get in stuttering therapy is that they can and should manage their speech -- in other words, try to not sutter -- by utilizing speech tools and techniques. Is it possible that the anxiety this causes can create an even greater burden? Can that burden lead to excessive silence and disengagement -- a far greater handicap than the stuttering itself? Through personal narrative and extensive research, Voice Unearthed answers these questions with a resounding "yes!" It also includes practical guidance that helps keep children talking, while minimizing everyone's anxiety around communicating. Voice Unearthed frees us from the pointless, painful chore of counting speech errors and reminds us to keep our eyes on what truly matters. It's also a wake-up call for parents, professionals, and the entire field of speech therapy -- and a reminder to "first do no harm."

The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind

Complete with age-appropriate strategies for dealing with day-to-day struggles and illustrations that will help you explain these concepts to your child, The Whole-Brain Child shows you how to cultivate healthy emotional and intellectual development so that your children can lead balanced, meaningful, and connected lives.

How to Talk so Little Kids Will Listen: A Survival Guide to Life with Children
Ages 2-7

This user-friendly guide will empower parents and caregivers of young children to forge rewarding, joyful relationships with terrible two-year-olds, truculent three-year-olds, ferocious four-year-olds, foolhardy five-year-olds, self-centered six-year-olds, and the occasional semi-civilized seven-year-old. And, it will help little kids grow into self-reliant big kids who are cooperative and connected to their parents, teachers, siblings, and peers.

Brain-Body Parenting

Over her decades as a clinical psychologist, Dr. Mona Delahooke has routinely counseled distraught parents who struggle to manage their children’s challenging, sometimes oppositional behaviors. Behavior, no matter how challenging, is not the problem but a symptom; a clue about what is happening in a child’s unique physiologic makeup.

In Brain-Body Parenting, Dr. Delahooke offers a radical new approach to parenting based on her clinical experience as well as the most recent research in neuroscience and child psychology. Instead of a “top-down” approach to behavior that focuses on the thinking brain, she calls for a “bottom-up” approach that considers the essential role of the entire nervous system, which produces children’s feelings and behaviors.

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