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Minimizing Bullying for Children Who Stutter

J. Scott Yaruss, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Children who stutter are at greater risk for experiencing bullying than children who do not stutter (e.g., Blood & Blood, 2016; Langevin, 2015), but it can be hard for them to respond given their communication difficulties. Bullying can increase the severity of stuttering behaviors, due to increased emotionality, and exacerbate the adverse impact of stuttering, including negative reactions, social isolation, and reduced self-esteem (e.g., Blood et al., 2011).

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The FluencyBank Initiative

Nan Bernstein Ratner, University of Maryland, College Park, USA  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


The FluencyBank initiative (https://fluency.talkbank.org) is the most recent arm of the international TalkBank initiative (https://talkbank.org), begun in 2016. A full account of its origins, rationale, aims and tools is available in Bernstein Ratner & MacWhinney (2018).

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JFD

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