Addressing bullying of children who stutter
Research indicates that individuals who stutter are at higher risk of being targets of bullying which is associated with a variety of poor mental health and social outcomes. This report serves as a guide to assist SLPs in understanding and addressing this issue in a clinical setting. Specifically, it provided evidence-based intervention strategies that can be tailored to meet clients’ individual needs. The guide also provides suggestions for ways SLPs can collaborate with families and schools to provide the most effective treatment, as well as a combination of informal and standardized assessments that can be used to monitor intervention outcomes for both clients and their primary stakeholders. By effectively addressing bullying, SLPs can promote better retention of speech therapy goals as well as increase quality of life outcomes for clients and their families.