A survey conducted last year by the National Stuttering Association (NSA) found that participation in support groups alleviates the life impact of stuttering and makes success in speech therapy more likely.
The online survey was conducted in May 2009 to gather information about stuttering from the perspective of people who stutter. A total of 1,235 people responded to the survey, including 686 adults and 31 teens who stutter, 164 parents of children who stutter, and 354 speech-language pathologists.
In our own observations at the clinic, we’ve found support groups to be an essential part of therapy for both those who stutter and their families. With this in mind we helped establish the Eastside Stuttering Support Group and also hold annual Parent Support Group meetings (for our younger stuttering patients).
To read more about the study, visit Advance for Audiologist.