J. Scott Yaruss, PhD

Stuttering Specialist, Educator, and Researcher

J. Scott Yaruss, PhD


Minimizing Bullying for Children Who Stutter

Note: A web-based version of this course is available from MedBridge Education.


Bullying is a significant problem for many children who stutter. It can not only lead to an increase in the severity of observable stuttering behaviors; it can also intensify the adverse impact of the disorder. Heightened negative reactions, greater difficulties communicating, and a growing sense of isolation are all potential consequences of bullying. Fortunately, there is much that can be done to reduce these outcomes. This presentation will review an innovative 6-step program for reducing bullying in children who stutter, including strategies for reducing children’s negative reactions to stuttering and bullying, teaching children how to respond directly to bullying, educating others about stuttering to reduce the likelihood of bullying, and involving parents and teachers to improve the child’s self-esteem and self-confidence. Participants will come away from the conference more confident in their own ability to help children who stutter minimize bullying and improve their overall success in therapy.

Learning Outcomes

Following this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Describe 2 key consequences of bullying for children who stutter
  • List 2 key strategies for helping children reduce their susceptibility to bullying
  • List 2 key strategies for helping children respond appropriately to bullying

For More Information

To schedule this seminar or to find out how this program can be adapted for your organization, contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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