J. Scott Yaruss, PhD

Stuttering Specialist, Educator, and Researcher

J. Scott Yaruss, PhD



I have published more than 70 peer-reviewed papers in academic journals and more than 180 other articles, including chapters, invited papers, assessment procedures, reviews, and more. Following are summaries of some of my publications designed to help SLPs and others improve the lives of people who stutter. All of these resources can be ordered from Stuttering Therapy Resources at www.StutteringTherapyResources.com


Early Childhood Stuttering Therapy: A Practical Guide

by J. Scott Yaruss & Nina Reardon-Reeves

This allnew practical resource provides detailed guidance about how to help preschool children who stutter and their families, including evaluation procedures, treatment strategies to help parents provide a supportive communication environment, and numerous techniques for helping young children enhance their speech fluency directly. Like all of our books, this guidebook provides everything you need, including forms, worksheets, summary sheets, and therapy activities! 

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School-Age Stuttering Therapy: A Practical Guide

by Nina Reardon-Reeves & J. Scott Yaruss

This practical guidebook contains everything you need to provide individualized, comprehensive evaluation and treatment for school-age children who stutter, including numerous assessment strategies, forms, treatment goals, summary sheets, and therapy activities! Written in an accessible style that addresses all of the main concerns that speech-language pathologists often express when working with children who stutter. Forms and summary sheets are now available en español!

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Minimizing Bullying for Children Who Stutter

by William P. Murphy, Robert W. Quesal, Nina Reardon-Reeves, & J. Scott Yaruss

When a child experiences bullying at school or in other settings, it can be a very troubling experience--not only for the child himself, but for his parents, his teachers, and even other peers. This comprehensive program provides practical guidance about how to minimize bullying for all children, not just those who stutter. Designed to be used with companion workbooks for students, parents, teachers/school administrators, this is a complete resource that can help you make a real difference in the lives of children who stutter!


Overall Assessment of the Speaker’s Experience of Stuttering (OASES)

by J. Scott Yaruss & Robert W. Quesal

A comprehensive assessment tool that helps SLPs understand the entire stuttering disorder from the perspective of the individual who stutters. The OASES protocol measures more than just severity - it provides real-world impact scores and impact ratings  that indicate how much stuttering affects a speaker's functional communication and overall quality of life. Available for School-age children (7-12), Teenagers (13-17), and Adults (18 and up). Translations and adaptations are now available for international use!