The Stuttering Foundation, which provides free online resources at www.StutteringHelp.org for people who stutter and their families as well as support for research into the causes of stuttering, has donated books and DVDs to libraries across the country. These materials are available at several libraries in Morris County, NJ, including the Morris County Library in Whippany.
Foundation books are appropriate for parents of children who stutter, adults who stutter, speech pathologists, pediatricians, family physicians, nurses, health care professionals, teachers and others. The DVDs feature some of the world's leading therapists who work with children who stutter.
"More than three million Americans stutter, yet stuttering remains misunderstood by most people," said Jane Fraser, president of The Stuttering Foundation. "Myths, such as believing people who stutter are less intelligent or suffer from psychological problems, still persist despite research refuting these erroneous beliefs."
Joanne Summer, MA, CCC-SLP, a speech-language pathologist based in Morristown, NJ, has helped hundreds of children improve their speech sound production and language skills. She founded Well Spoken Speech Therapy, LLC, in 2014 after spending 12 years providing therapy to children (K-5) in the New Jersey public school system. In private practice, her clients also include younger children and adolescents. In addition, she treats people of all ages who stutter or otherwise find it difficult to speak fluently—an area in which she has received extensive specialized training.