Meet Harry – a young boy who stammers. Harry invites readers to learn about what it is like to stammer from his perspective and how it affects his daily life and makes him feel. He talks about techniques that can help reduce stammering and describes how friends, family and others can help him to feel at ease and reduce his stammer further.
This illustrated book is full of useful information and will be an ideal introduction for young people, aged 7 upwards, as well as parents, friends, teachers and speech therapists working with children who stammer. It is also an excellent starting point for group discussions at home or school.
Sue Cottrell worked as a teacher before becoming an education consultant for schools, local authorities and the Welsh government, for whom she authors educational material. She has a teenage son who has stammered since the age of 6 and she has researched stammering extensively. Sue has attended several McGuire courses and fortnightly support group meetings for people who stammer and their families. She lives in Newport, Wales. Sophie Khan is an established Theatre Designer and Artist. Her work has toured the U.K. Her illustrations have been used in programmes and advertising.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements. Introduction. 1. Introducing Harry who has a stammer. 2. Speaking in school. 3. Good days and bad days. 4. Feeling frustrated and lonely. 5. Learning to overcome a stammer. 6. Overt and covert stammering. 7. How to help. Recommended reading, websites and organisations.