5 Books To Support You With Stuttering Today

March 24, 2019
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Living with a stutter can be a challenge. Thankfully there are many resources available to help you navigate stuttering more successfully. Here are a few of our favorite books to help support you on your journey, wherever you find yourself today:

1.The Gifts of Imperfection

Author: Brene Brown,. Ph.D. L.M.S.W.

What is the book about?

Vulnerability expert and shame researcher Dr. Brene Brown guides her readers on how to embrace their imperfections and start living a more "whole-hearted life."

Who is it for?

This book is for anyone who is tired of carrying around the shame of stuttering and is ready to start living a more authentic, accepting, and self-loving life.

2. Out With It

Author: Katherine Preston

What is the book about?

In this spellbinding memoir Katherine Preston, a British writer, public speaker, mother and person who stutters recounts her journey of searching for a cure for stuttering, only to find that the answer she was looking for was in herself all along.

Who is it for?

This book is for anyone who likes autobiographies that read like a novel and can be completed in one sitting.

3. Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway

Author: Susan Jeffers, Ph.D.

What is the book about?

Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway is an empowering book that helps you recognize your fears and face them with certainty and power. The author's clear and simple language provides easy-to-access tools and models that help change your thoughts, attitudes and behaviors.

Who is it for?

This book is for anyone who is ready to look at what they are afraid of, step out of their comfort zone and challenge themselves in new ways.

4. Stuttering: Inspiring Stories and Professional Wisdom

Author: Peter Reitzes

What is the book about?

This book offers personal stories and professional wisdom from people who stutter and professionals who have dedicated their lives to working with people who stutter. It's bound to expand your horizon on many fronts. After reading some of the stories you may even find yourself asking: "What am I capable of"?

Who is it for?

This book is for anyone who wants a diverse range of stories, insights and advice from people who stutter and professionals dedicated to helping people who stutter.

5. SOS Help For Emotions

Author: Lynn Clark,Ph.D.

What is the book about?

SOS Help For Emotions is a easy and fun read that gets straight to the heart of how to better manage negative thoughts and feelings. Using the framework and techniques of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), the reader is provided with step by step support to identify, challenge and change negative thoughts, feelings, and beliefs.

Who is it for?

This book is for anyone who is feeling down about stuttering and ready to break the cycle of negativity impacting their stuttering and day to day living.

—The American Institute for Stuttering is a leading non-profit organization whose primary mission is to provide universally affordable, state-of-the-art speech therapy to people of all ages who stutter, guidance to their families, and much-needed clinical training to speech professionals wishing to gain expertise in stuttering. Offices are located in New York, NY and Atlanta, GA, and services are also available Online. Our mission extends to advancing public and scholarly understanding of this often misunderstood disorder.

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