Consumer’s Corner What the National Stuttering Project Would Like Speech-Language Pathologists to Know About the NSP Viewpoint
Viewpoint  |   January 01, 1998
Consumer’s Corner
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Judith Eckardt
    NSP Board of Directors
    Member
  • Annie Bradberry
    NSP
    Executive Director
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Consumer's Corner
Viewpoint   |   January 01, 1998
Consumer’s Corner
SIG 4 Perspectives on Fluency and Fluency Disorders, January 1998, Vol. 8, 8. doi:10.1044/ffd8.1.8
SIG 4 Perspectives on Fluency and Fluency Disorders, January 1998, Vol. 8, 8. doi:10.1044/ffd8.1.8
The National Stuttering Project (NSP) just celebrated its 20th anniversary as the leading nonprofit organization for people who stutter. Much of our success is due to the close relationship between ourselves and the speech-language pathologist. Working together as a team allows us to exchange information on stuttering and its treatment. It also offers the opportunity for the clinician to understand the true meaning of stuttering from the perspective of the stutterer.
The NSP support group atmosphere allows the clinician to extend the beneficial effects of therapy outside of the office. For the stutterer, this safe environment allows us to be more comfortable with our new speaking skills. With the use of support groups, individuals who stutter have a better chance of obtaining long-term stuttering management. The supportive environment of the NSP chapter meeting is more than an opportunity to share. It is also a place to work on our speech and acquire leadership skills. For many, this is the first step in transferring therapy goals into our everyday lives.
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