This is a true story about a smart, vivacious young girl who wants to overcome her stuttering and speak fluently. Katie’s stuttered speech causes her daily frustration and embarrassment.
The way she talks inhibits her ability to freely share her thoughts and feelings. She endures teasing from other kids. The only time she finds solace is when she escapes to a nearby park where she loves to play hide and seek.
Beautifully illustrated, the story reveals how Katie learns new ways of using her speech muscles to talk without stuttering. It also shows how her life is transformed with her new-found speaking ability. This book helps children who stutter understand there is help available and they aren’t alone. It also encourages kids who do not stutter to be kind and accepting of those who do. Moreover, the story dispels misconceptions about stuttering and how it should be treated.
Katie: The Little Girl who Stuttered and Then Learned to Talk Fluently achieves the ultimate goal of a children’s book – to entertain and teach in equal measure. Katie’s remarkable character will stay with you long after you’ve closed this heartwarming, insightful book.
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Professor of Psychology
About the AuthorDr. Ron Webster is recognized as a pioneer and innovator in the treatment of stuttering. He created the first comprehensive, behavioral stuttering therapy and founded HCRI, where more than 6,100 people from 48 countries have received life-changing stuttering treatment. Dr. Webster’s work has been the focus of interviews and news stories by Good Morning America, NBC Today, CBS Morning News, 20/20, Nightline, Newsweek, U.S. News and World Report, The New York Times, Washington Post, Scientific American, Sports Illustrated, People, Parade, and many other national, regional and local media.
Dr. Webster is a licensed clinical psychologist and professor of psychology emeritus at Hollins University. He wrote Katie: The Little Girl who Stuttered and Then Learned to Talk Fluently to offer encouragement and inspiration to children who stutter and their parents.
For more about Dr. Webster, please visit www.DrRonWebster.com.
HCRI Stuttering Therapy: Before-and-After Videos
A true story about Katie a little girl that stutters. Because of her stuttering she is unable to communicate with others and this is very frustrating for this little girl that evidently has so much to say. Her peers do not understand why she is not able to express herself verbally like everyone. Some of the kids even make fun of her causing her to cry. Adults can even be cruel sometimes like staring at her when she tries to express her needs or her feelings.
Her parents hear about a doctor that has a stuttering therapy program. They talk with Katie and decide they will talk with Dr. Webster and enter her in the treatment program. Katie was very anxious to do well so she could express herself verbally without stuttering. She learns to use her speech muscles in a way that stopped the stuttering. She has taken the stuttering beast and won the battle. No more stuttering!
This is a wonderful book with a big message! The author recommends the parent/adult read the book with the child. That way if the child has any concerns or questions they will be there to assure the child understands. If the child is being teased at school this might be a good time for the child to open up about their feelings.
I feel as if this does not just have to be for a child that stutters but for all children. A child having read this book may have more compassion and understanding for a child or adult they may cross paths with that stutters and hopefully avoid making the person feel even more self conscious than they already are. Who knows they could maybe even recommend they read this book which would lead them to Dr. Webster.
My step-father stuttered at times but I never thought of it as being a problem for him. Although I am sure it had to have been.
I highly recommend this book.
I rated this book 5 out of 5.
Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book from the Author/Bostick Communications for review. I was in no way compensated for this review. It is my honest opinion.
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