Monday, August 5, 2013

Day 2: Found Reviews

Sorry about the gap in posting my found reviews.  Today I will be posting only one of them.  I seem to have caught what my grand-kids have had.  I've been in bed most of the day with my grandson laying beside me.  Naps worked wonders for both of us. Here is the only one I felt like typing up today.  We'll see how I feel tomorrow.

Katie: The Little Girl Who Stuttered and Then Learned to Talk Fluently – Ronald L. Webster
Pages: 38

Source:  Review Copy in exchange for my honest review

This is the story of young Katie who had a stuttering problem.  Her parents took her to many doctors.  They said that her problem was because she was nervous around people, or her parents expected her to be perfect, or even claimed she stuttered because she wasn’t very intelligent.  When she started first grade she was bullied by kids

Her mom saw a news report about a doctor who helped people who stuttered.  He didn’t think the way the other doctors did.  He believed it was just something that happened.  Her parents took her to this doctor.  He did some tests then started her on the road to end her stuttering.  It was a lot of hard work.  She found out she had to learn to control certain muscles to make certain sounds  and that helped her with her stuttering problem.  She was excited to get back to school and show the kids that she could talk just like them.

This is a true story.  It doesn’t end there.  If you want to find out more about Katie when she grew up get the book.  If you have a child who stutters, get the book.  This is an inspirational story.  It points out how determined Katie was to fix this problem.  It also shows how cruel kids can be when they don’t understand the problem.  This would be a great book to give to a school speech therapist.

About the Author:

Ronald L. Webster, Ph.D. is a pioneer in the treatment of stuttering. He created the first comprehensive, behavioral stuttering therapy in 1972 and founded Hollins Communications Research Institute (HCRI –, a leading nonprofit center dedicated to stuttering treatment innovations. HCRI has served more than 6,000 people from 48 countries. Dr. Webster’s center provides a program for parents of children who stutter and works with the National Institutes of Health in research on the genetics of stuttering.. Dr. Webster’s work has been the focus of news stories by the New York Times, Newsweek, Scientific American, Parade, Sports Illustrated, 20/20, NBC Today, Nightline, CBS Morning News, and Good Morning America. In addition to serving as HCRI president, Dr. Webster is a licensed clinical psychologist and professor of psychology (emeritus) at Hollins University. He wrote this book to offer encouragement and inspiration to children who stutter and their parents.

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