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Speak Freely Video:
Catching the Stutter (Stuttering Modification Strategy)


“Catching the Stutter” is an activity
that requires students to identify real
moments of stuttering as they occur.
It increases children’s awareness of
their speech, and ultimately gives
them the opportunity to modify their

This is the first of fifteen stuttering
modification and fluency-enhancing
strategies that are comprehensively
addressed by Speak Freely:
Essential Speech Skills for
School-Age Children Who Stutter.


Speak Freely provides practical and effective clinical tools for working with students who stutter, aged 7-18. It offers comprehensive therapeutic procedures that help children manage stuttering and increase speech fluency.

Dr. Allen, author of Speak Freely: Essential Speech Skills for School-Age Children Who Stutter, has over 20 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults who stutter. He was among the initial cadre of speech-language pathologists to be recognized as a Fluency Specialist by the American Speech-Language Associationís (ASHA) Special Commission on Fluency Disorders.

Dr. Allen presents professional workshops on stuttering therapy both locally and nationally. He is licensed by the state of Illinois and certified by ASHA. To contact Dr. Allen directly, you can email him at markallen@cfst.com.

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