Library books

Books

Our catalogue of books available to borrow. Find the names of the items you'd like from the lists below, then use the Library request form.

Self-help/About stammering

Adult

  • STAMMERING - ADVICE FOR ALL AGES by Renée Byrne and Louise Wright. An excellent introductory guide for those who stammer and their relatives and friends. Includes information about stammering, details of therapeutic approaches, advice, exercises, and contributions from people who stammer. 133 pages, 2008.
  • BEYOND STUTTERING: The McGuire programme for getting good at the sport of speaking by Dave McGuire. An efficiently revised edition which outlines The McGuire Programme approach to dealing with stammering, the fear of speaking as well as developing an assertive approach. Souvenir Press 2014.
  • DYSFLUENCIES: On speech disorders in modern literature by Chris Eagle. First account of how speech problems are portrayed in today’s literature. Interesting and provides much food for thought. Bloomsbury 2014.
  • STAMMERING THERAPY FROM THE INSIDE: New perspectives on working with young people and adults ed Carolyn Cheasman et. al. Produced by therapists at City Lit. Essays by different authors on the modern state of speech therapy. Mainly, but not exclusively, for specialists. Covers thoroughly many different aspects of the current stammering scene. 2013.
  • NO MIRACLE CURES: A Multifactoral guide to stuttering therapy by Thomas David Kehoe. This new edition outlines three eras of stuttering therapy in the USA, beginning in 1927. It says all three types of therapy are needed to successfully treat stuttering. Aims to unconfuse consumers, and so to enable better decisions regarding treatment. University College Press, 2011.
  • SELF-THERAPY FOR THE STUTTERER by Malcolm Fraser. This book, written by the founder of the Stuttering Foundation of America, is designed for those stammerers who either cannot get professional help or who have trouble profiting from it. Stuttering Foundation of America, 10th ed. 2007.
  • NO MIRACLE CURES: A Multifactoral guide to stuttering therapy by Thomas David Kehoe. This book looks at five factors that may cause stammering: genetics, two neurological abnormalities, responses to stress and speech-related fears and anxieties, and suggests treatments for them. University College Press, 2006. (which links to where the book can also be read online).
  • STUTTER by Marc Shell. "Explores the phenomenon of stuttering from its practical and physical aspects to its historical profile to its existential implications." 2006.
  • STUTTERING RECOVERY: Personal and empirical perspectives by Dale F. Williams. This is a general survey of problems in stammering recovery which includes personal accounts of stammering problems. 2006.
  • VOICE CATCHER: An anthology Heather Kay ed. A collection of writings, many of which are poems, celebrating voices and languages, speech and the need to tell. A few excellent poems are about stammering. Voice Care Network UK, 2008.
  • ODYSSEY OF THE VOICE by Jean Abitbol. A general history of the human voice for both the general and specialist student. Plural Publishing, 2006.
  • MASTERING BLOCKING AND STUTTERING: A cognitive approach to achieving fluency by Bob G Bodenhamer. A cognitive approach based on NLP/Neuro-semantics. The treatment is very thorough. Crown House Publishing, 2004.
  • HOW TO CONQUER YOUR FEARS OF SPEAKING BEFORE PEOPLE by John C. Harrison. 397 page A4 size manual. "A comprehensive program designed especially for people who stutter". 2004. (A new edition of this book, re-titled 'Redefining Stuttering - What The Struggle To Speak Is Really All About', is available for free online here.)
  • UNDERSTANDING STUTTERING by Nathan Lavid. Short book which aims to present stuttering from a medical point of view and discuss effective treatment in layman terms. University Press of Mississipi, 2003.
  • ADVICE TO THOSE WHO STUTTER from the Stuttering Foundation of America. Ideas and advice by 28 speech pathologists who have all had a stutter. 1998.
  • COPING WITH STAMMERING by Dr Trudy Stewart and Jackie Turnbull, specialist Speech & Language Therapists, Leeds, England. A self-help book for anyone who has a stammer, and who has questions and concerns and things they'd like to change and cope with more confidently. 1997.
  • THE STAMMERING HANDBOOK by Jenny Lewis. Aims to help people of all ages overcome the worst symptoms of stammering, and to cope with them in all the varying situations of everyday life. 1997.
  • COPING WITH STUTTERING by Peter Louw. Written primarily for stammerers, this provides a description of the passive airflow technique. Also covers stress management, self assertion and various other speech techniques. Delta Books, 1996.
  • THE STUTTERER'S SURVIVAL GUIDE by Nicholas Tunbridge. Sympathetic and well-written advice for those who have tried a stammering treatment and are facing the challenge of maintaining their fluency. With advice and strategies for 'hot spots' at school, work and play: including interviews, telephone conversations, presentations and parties. Addison-Wesley, Sydney, 1994.
  • STUTTERING - THE SEARCH FOR A CAUSE AND CURE by Oliver Bloodstein, A rather excellent, layman's guide. Allyn and Bacon, Boston 1993.
  • THE NATURE OF STUTTERING by Charles Van Riper. Seeks to define stuttering and its nature and development. Waveland Press, 1992.
  • LET'S TALK ABOUT STAMMERING by Renée Byrne. A very good general introduction about the subject for those who stammer. Revised edition. 1991.
  • THERAPY FOR STUTTERERS Produced by the Stuttering Foundation of America, as No.10.
  • UNDERSTANDING AND CONTROLLING STUTTERING by William D. Parry. A comprehensive new approach based on the Valsalva Hypothesis. 1992. (More info at www.valsalva.org)
  • STAMMERING - ITS ANALYSIS, CAUSES AND CURE by R. Macdonald Ladell. 1958 (1940)
  • STAMMERING - ITS NATURE, HISTORY, CAUSES AND CURES by David Compton.
  • OVERCOMING STAMMERING by R Macdonald Ladell. Thomas 1977
  • STUTTER NO MORE by Martin F. Schwartz. A technique for which the author claims a 93.4% success rate. Simon & Schuster, 1991.
  • STUTTERING SOLVED by Martin F. Schwartz. Heinemann, 1976.
  • THE EUMETRO TREATMENT OF STAMMERING (8 books), by William Wareing. Book 1: health and habits; 2: breathing and mental tranquility; 3: breathing and voice and role played by the lips and tongue; 4: vocal gymnastics and the nerves; 5: mental stocktaking and consonants; 6: consonants and combined consonants; 7: reading and recitation; 8: thought control and the future. (Count the 8 books as one item.)
  • FREEDOM FROM YOUR STAMMER by Ulrich D. Bocks. Bocks' own ideas on how a stammerer can achieve freedom from their stammer. 1966
  • STUTTERING AND WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT by Wendell Johnson. How parents and teachers can help children and how adults can help themselves. Dolphin, USA, 1961.
  • STAMMERING, ITS CAUSE AND CURE by Nathaniel Bogue. This book, originally published in 1929, expounds the 'Bogue Unit Method of restoring perfect speech'. BiblioBazaar, 2006. The book is also available free online here.
  • THIRTEEN WAYS OF LOOKING AT STAMMERING by David Mitchell. A speech by BSA patron David Mitchell at the 2013 World Congress of People who Stutter. In English plus a German translation. Demosthenes-Verlag, 2016. You can also read the speech online here or watch on YouTube here.
  • STUTTERING - A SHORT HISTORY OF A CURIOUS DISORDER by Marcel E Wingate. Greenwood Publishing, Westport CT, 1997.
  • KNOTTED TONGUES by Benson Bobrick. The history of stammering and the attempts to find a cure. Very thoroughly written.

Children & Teens

  • DO YOU STUTTER - A GUIDE FOR TEENS Published by the Speech Foundation of America as No.21. Edited by Jane Fraser and William Perkins.
  • STAMMERING - ADVICE FOR ALL AGES by Renée Byrne and Louise Wright. An excellent introductory guide for those who stammer and their relatives and friends. Includes information about stammering, details of therapeutic approaches, advice, exercises, and contributions from people who stammer. 133 pages, 2008.

Reference (office only)

We also have a number of books in our library that are only available to consult at the office. See the Reference book list here.

Fiction

Adult

  • JASON'S SECRET by Ellen-Marie Silverman. The story of a young boy with a stammer. First volume of the Jason Loring Trilogy. Written by a Speech & Language Therapist. 2001.
  • SHEGATE by Ellen-Marie Silverman. The third volume in the Jason Loring Trilogy. A deeply moving conclusion showing how it is possible to come to terms with a stammer in one's maturity, in this case using mindfulness techniques. 2016. 
  • FIRST PERSON SHOOTER by Cameron Raynes. Set in Australia, this is an account of a teenager with a stammer coping with a violent crisis in his family. A brilliant and very convincing coming of age story. Midnight Sun, 2016.
  • BLACK SWAN GREEN by David Mitchell. In a dank village in Worcestershire Jason Taylor, a 13-year-old stammerer and poet, anticipates a stultifying year in the deadest village on earth. But he is in for a surprise. Makes the reader really believe. 2006.
  • DEAD LANGUAGES by David Shields. The story of a young man who stutters so badly that he worships words. Knopf, 1989.
  • I, CLAUDIUS by Robert Graves. One of the foremost historical novels of our times about the stammerer who was destined to become Emperor. The basis to the BBC series with Derek Jacobi. Penguin Books, London.

Children

  • THE FIVE OF US by Quentin Blake. This book for children aged 4-11 tells the story of The Fantastic Five. One of them, Eric, has a stammer, though this is never referred to directly. But he helps decisively when Eddie, the adult who drives their van, becomes ill.
  • CAN I TELL YOU ABOUT STAMMERING? A guide for friends, family and professionals by Sue Cottrell. This illustrated book is supposedly written by Harry, a 7-year-old boy who stammers. A good short introduction for children aged 7+, parents, family and friends. Jessica Kingsley, 2013.
  • WHO-WHO-WHO GOES HOO-HOO-HOO? by Peter Scheider & Gisela Schartmann. This children's book tells the story of a hedgehog who stammers. He feels lonely till he meets a mouse who stammers and together they save the forest animals from a dangerous monster. For young stammering children and their friends. Speechmark Publishing, 2012.
  • STEGGIE'S STAMMER by Jack Hughes. Written for children, this book describes how Steggie, a little femaile dinosaur with a stammer, rescues her friends when they all get lost in the Dark Forest. Good illustrations by the author. Publisher Wayland, 2012.
  • HOORAY FOR AIDEN by Karen Hollet, illustrated by Lori-Lee Thomas. Aimed at children aged 4-9, this book tells the story of a little girl called Aiden who moves to a new school in a new town. Slowly, with a little help from a teacher, Aidan learns that it's OK to stutter.
  • NICKLUS by Ed Wicke. Nicklus is a boy with a stammer. He teams up with a cat he meets in the park to scupper the plans of Lady Emmeline to kill every cat in London. This excellently written book is suitable for some adults as well as many children. Black n blue Press, 2004.
  • SOMETIMES I JUST STUTTER by Eelco de Gues. A book for children aged 7-12. Produced by the Stuttering Foundation of America and highly recommended because of the easy way it is written, including letters from children who stammer, and illustrations we can all relate to. 1999-2003.
  • STUTTERING STAN TAKES A STAND, by Artie Knapp (Author), Barbara L. Gibson (Illustrator). Children's book about a squirrel who stammers. 2008.
  • JASON'S SECRET by Ellen-Marie Silverman. The story of Jason, a 10 year old boy with a stammer.
  • THE FLIM FLAM MAN by Darleen Bailey Beard. Book for young children. (New York 1998)
  • THE ADVENTURES OF PHIL CARROT: THE FOREST OF DISCORD by Michael Sugarman & Kim C. Swain. Phil's journey into the Forest of Discord and his more significant journey into the world of his own fears will delight and inspire young children, especially those who are trapped behind their stammer. Michael Sugarman, 1995.
  • THE BOB BUTTERBEAN LOVE STORY by Terry Page & Bob Love. Childen's book featuring Bob Butterbean who has a dysfluency problem. Boo Books, 1995.
  • LOST BOYS NEVER SAY DIE by Alan Brown and Grant Forsberg. When his parents go off to explore the Arctic Circle, 11-year-old Lewis is supposed to go to a special summer camp because he stutters. But to his delight, he never makes it and ends up home alone. Lewis hides during the day and explores the woods at night. There he meets Max, an actor, who talks Lewis into joining a summer production of Peter Pan. But can Lewis sing and speak in front of all those people? Dell Yearling Books, NY, 1989.
  • THE GOLDEN BIRD by Bertie Doherty. An uplifting child's story, beautifully illustrated.
  • RELAX by Catherine O'Neill. Child's Play Ltd, 1993.
  • THINK POSITIVE FOR KIDS: 101 stories about good decisions, self-esteem, and positive thinking. Ed. Kevin Sorbo & Amy Newmark. Written generally for children to show them how positive thinking can help them, with an excellent chapter by Jody Fuller on how he dealt with his stammer as a boy by accepting it and celebrating its uniqueness. But it took time to happen! Chicken Soup for the Soul, 2013.    

Teens/Young adult

  • SNOW, WHITE by Keith Austin. Contemporary fantasy novel for young adults whose lead character, John, is a 13-year-old boy with a stammer. Red Fox, 2014.
  • MIDGET by Tim Bowler. "Midget the Mumbler; 15 years old. And he still can't master his speech impediment." "Midget the Moron. Can't read the simplest word or write his own name." "Midget the Mess. Acne all over. And three feet tall." "Midget the Mistake. My pathetic little brother." Locked in himself, locked in the body he hates, Midget still keeps thinking of the dream. The dream they told him he could never have - the boat with the sail bent on the boom, the boat plunging out through the water with Midget at the helm, away from the shore, away from the darkness and the pain. Oxford University Press, 1994.
  • THE SKATING RINK by Mildred Lee.  A novel for children in their early teens. The main character is a young boy who stammers. Seabury Press, New York, 1969.
Biography
  • SHOUTING FROM THE SUMMITS by Kala Ramachandran. Kala's mountaineering adventures preparing to climb Mt. Everest have helped her deal with her stammer. Clink Street Publishing, 2016.
  • SPEAKING OUT: Lessons in life and politics by Ed Balls. A revealing and moving account by a prominent British politician about his career and in particular how he coped with discovering he had a stammer at the age of 41. Hutchinson, 2016. 
  • WORDS DON'T COME EASY by Susan Wharton. An excellent first-person account by a person who stammers of her upbringing and schooldays in contemporary Lancashire. Privately published, 2016.
  • OUT WITH IT: How stuttering helped me find my voice by Katherine Preston. A powerful memoir by a young woman who fought for a long time to change who she was until she finally found her own voice and learned to come to terms with her stammering.
  • WHY I CALLED MY SISTER HARRY by Michael O'Shea. The journey of someone who lived with a severe stammer for almost 40 years. Describes real-life situations very well. Michael has subsequently become an instructor for The McGuire Programme.
  • THE KING'S SPEECH: How one man saved the British monarchy by Mark Logue & Peter Conradi. The author describes how his grandfather, speech therapist Lionel Logue, helped King George VI to alleviate his stammer. (In our librarian's opinion, even better than the film!) Quercus, 2010.
  • MY FAMILY MY STAMMER AND ME by Rosemary Fisher. "The History of the Rise and Fall of a Stammer." Self-published, 2005.
  • THE HAUNTING OF A FAVOURITE SON by Noel Hodson. An inspiring and hopeful tale of a man crippled by an acute shyness known as social-phobia. Britannica, 2003.
  • GARETH GATES - RIGHT FROM THE START (co-author Sian Solanas). "This is my life so far from my perspective - from the moment i was born to becoming a No.1 popstar." Virgin Books.
  • THE MAN WHO LOST HIS LANGUAGE by Sheila Hale. Biographical account from Sheila Hale of her husband John Hale's stroke and her determination to find out what happened and how his life might be brought back to normal. Penguin Books, 2002.
  • LIVING WITH STUTTERING edited by Kenneth St Louis. A book for and about people who stutter as well as those who seek to understand and help them. A thorough survey. Popular, 2001.
  • THE STRAIGHT MAN - MY LIFE IN COMEDY by Nicholas Parsons (who overcame his stammer). Weidenfeldt and Nicholson, 1994.
  • NOT GOOD AT TALKING by Tim Newark. This is a study of famous people who have stammered, written by a stammerer, for stammerers. Intended as a source of inspiration, and to show that stammering need not be a barrier to achievement and success. Barton 1993.
  • STUTTERING: A gift rejected by M.G. Bradley (booklet). One man's victory over speech blocks. 1991.
  • A TASTE OF FREEDOM: Essays on life and stuttering, by Victoria Benson. National Stuttering Project of America 1990.
  • CHANGING FACES by James Partridge. James shows how facial disfigurement is not a disability but a challenge that can be successfully overcome by developing self assertiveness and self confidence. 1990.
  • THE FACE OF ALL THE WORLD IS CHANGED: An autobiographical study with the focus on stuttering, by Ida E. Whitten. Scott Zoller, 1989.
  • JUST A COUNTRY SOLICITOR by T Wilson Goad. Goad has been 'just a (stammering) country solicitor' for forty years. In this book he recalls cases from his early days in practice just after the war. Some of these stories have inspired scenes in the TV series Capstick's Law. (Dalesman Books, Lancaster, 1989)
  • TANGLED TONGUE by Jock Carlisle. Biographical account of the inner world of a person who stammers. USA. 1985.
  • MY FATHER, DR VAN by Charles Van Riper. Biography of his father's life and work as a physician in Northern Michigan. A fascinating insight into the family history of one of the godfathers of modern speech and language therapy - and a real catch for our library as it has been out of print for a long time. (John M. Longyear Research Library, 1982)
  • THE P-P-PENGUIN PATRICK CAMPBELL selected by Kaye Webb. Not so much a penguin - more a rocking horse canter round the unlimited mind of an Irish peer - one of the last of a great herd of humorists that formerly roamed the paper plains of Fleet Street. (Penguin Books, 1966)
  • GOOD PEOPLE - THE BEST OF SPEAKING OUT - from the magazine of the Canadian Speak Easy organisation, an anthology of short articles and stories. Many interesting pieces. Edited by Mike Hughes. 284 pages.
  • TO SAY WHAT IS OURS. The best of 13 years of 'Letting Go', the Newsletter of the National Stuttering Project of America. Edited by John Ahlbach and Vicki Benson. 1994
  • TO SAY WHAT IS OURS. The best of ten years of 'Letting Go', the Newsletter of the National Stuttering Project of America. Edited by John Ahlbach. 1990.
  • THE POACHERS LAWYER by Hunter Adair. This book, by a writer who has written about his stammering experiences in the past, is about the law of the countryside. Hunter gives many examples from court cases as to how it is applied. See also Hunter's book My Silent Pause about his life with a stammer, available to download for free. Chancery House Press.
For Parents
  • STAMMERING - ADVICE FOR ALL AGES by Renée Byrne and Louise Wright. An excellent introductory guide for those who stammer and their relatives and friends. Includes information about stammering, details of therapeutic approaches, advice, exercises, and contributions from people who stammer. 133 pages, 2008.
  • YOUNG CHILDREN WHO STUTTER (AGES 2-6), by J. Scott Yaruss & Nina A. Reardon-Reeves (5th ed.) Designed to help parents of children who stammer. It contains much useful information and looks at the best treatment options for a child of this age. National Stuttering Asssociation, 2007.
  • HOW TO MANAGE COMMUNICATION PROBLEMS IN YOUNG CHILDREN by Myra Kersner & Jannet A Wright (Eds). Guide to understanding and helping children whose speech and language is delayed or impaired. Provides an overview of normal development and speech and language difficulties in young children. For parents and professionals. 2002.
  • HELPING CHILDREN COPE WITH STAMMERING by Jackie Turnbull and Trudy Stewart. Sheldon Press, 1996.
  • TROUBLE TALKING: A guide for parents of children with speech and language difficulties by James Law and Jane Elias. For parents of children with all speech and language difficulties, not just stammering. It provides a useful overview of the way in which language develops and the problems that can arise when it does not. (Jessica Kingsley Publishers, London 1996).
  • LIVING AND LEARNING WITH A CHILD WHO STUTTERS. "From a parents point of View" by Lise G. Cloutier-Steele. NC Press Toronto. 107 pages.
  • IF YOUR CHILD STUTTERS - A GUIDE FOR PARENTS. Published by the Speech Foundation of America as No.11.
  • STUTTERING AND YOUR CHILD - QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS. Published by the Speech Foundation of America as No.22.
  • STAMMERING IN YOUNG CHILDREN: A practical self-help programme for parents by Ann Irwin. Thorsons, 1988.
  • STUTTERING PREVENTED by William H Perkins. For parents whose children are at risk of stuttering or who have began stammering. Whurr Publishers, 1992.
  • STUTTERING PREVENTION, a clinical method by C Woodruff Starkweather. Manual for parents who are concerned their child might be stuttering. USA 1990.
  • UNDERSTANDING STUTTERING - INFORMATION FOR PARENTS by Eugene B Cooper 1990 (revised ed.). Provides information on stammering, causes and suggestions for parents.
  • STUTTERING - ITS PREVENTION from the Stuttering Foundation of America as No.3. (1961) 1979. Written for all parents who do not want their children to stutter. Offers advice and suggestions.
  • STUTTERING AND WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT by Wendell Johnson. How parents and teachers can help children and how adults can help themselves. Dolphin (USA) 1961.
  • SCHOOL IS NOT COMPULSORY: The essential introduction to home-based education (booklet) by Education Otherwise. Booklet explaining the rights and duties and discusses the practicalities of dealing with education authorities. Also contains personal experiences in the words of parents and children embarking on home based education. 2000
General self-improvement

Self-improvement

  • ORDINARY CHAMPIONS: How to achieve your full potential and outperform yourself by Manoj Agarwal. The author believes that everyone has the ability to transform themselves into successful people, and outlines seven vital steps he believes are necessary to achieving that aim. Foreword by previous BSA Chief Executive Norbert Lieckfeldt. 2018.
  • FROM LEMONS TO LEMONADE: 101 positive and powerful stories about making the best of a bad situation by Jack Canfield et al. This general book, written for anyone who has any sort of personal challenge to overcome, has a useful chapter by the American Jody Fuller on how he has coped with a lifetime of stammering. Chicken Soup for the Soul, 2013.
  • FEEL THE FEAR AND DO IT ANYWAY: How to turn your fear and indecision into confidence and action by Susan Jeffers. Arrow (1987) 1991.
  • AGREED! IMPROVE YOUR POWERS OF INFLUENCE by Terry Gillen. This guide aims to show you how to influence your work colleagues easily and effectively so as to get what you want without unnecessary trouble. Pub: Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, 1999.
  • LEADERSHIP SKILLS FOR BOOSTING PERFORMANCE by Terry Gillen. How to improve staff performance by increasing motivation and developing the staff's potential. Also how to enhance your leadership skills, how to make difficult decisions and solve awkward problems. Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, 2002.
  • MR JONES'S RULES FOR THE MODERN MAN by Dylan Jones. 2006. General advice, sometimes humorous and often sensible, on how to solve many different problems in life. Not specifically designed for people who stammer, but 'How to keep cool under pressure' was written with stammering in mind. (The rules for mastering a stammer is an interview with Dylan Jones about his stammer.)
  • THE MINDFUL WAY THROUGH DEPRESSION by Mark Williams et. al. This book uses mindfulness as a way to attend to one's most difficult emotions and life experiences, and in that way break the cycle of chronic unhappiness. Guilford Press, 2007.
  • YOUR PERFECT RIGHT. A guide to assertive living by R E Alberti and M Emmons. USA, 1986.
  • THE USE OF THE SELF by F.M. Alexander. Gollancz. First published in 1932, this book is a classic exposition of Alexander's revolutionary theory of movement and body function. See also on Alexander technique the video below. 1985.
  • A WOMAN IN YOUR OWN RIGHT - ASSERTIVENESS AND YOU by Anne Dickson. Anne defines assertiveness as the art of clear, honest, direct communication. Assertiveness helps you kick the need for approval; helps you make your own decisions. It helps you evaluate your behaviour in the light of others' criticism, rather than denying it defensively or being demolished by it. Quartet Books, London, 1982.
  • IN OUR OWN HANDS - A BOOK OF SELF-HELP THERAPY by Sheila Ernst and Lucy Goodison. The book describes all kinds of therapy, from bodywork to psychoanalytically-based therapies, shows with sensitivity and clarity how to use those techniques which can actually free us and help us, and gives exercises to use in a self-help situation. The Women's Press, London, 1981.
  • PSYCHOLOGY FOR LIVING: personal construct therapy for professionals and clients by Peggy Dalton and Gavin Dunnett. This book tries to make the ideas of George Kelly about personal construct theory accessible to a wider public. These theories have many practical applications, including in relation to stammering. John Wiley, 1992.
  • THE SOCIAL SKILLS HANDBOOK. Practical activities for Social Communication by Sue Hutchings, Jayne Comins and Judy Offiler. Winslow Press, 1991.
  • SOCIAL SKILLS AND PERSONAL PROBLEM SOLVING. A handbook of methods by Priestley, McGuire, Flegg, Hemsley and Welham. Tavistock Publications, 1978.

Support & Self-help groups

  • STARTING A SUPPORT GROUP by the Canadian Speak Easy charity. A4 format, 72 pages. Helpful advice on how to start and facilitate support groups.
  • TWO WORLDS - SELF HELP GROUPS AND PROFESSIONALS By Judy Wilson(available from BASW Trading Ltd, Publications Department, 16 Kent Street, Birmingham B5 6RD)
  • BUILDING SOCIAL CAPITAL: self-help in a 21st century welfare state by Mai Wann.
  • SELF HELP GROUPS - GETTING STARTED/KEEPING GOING by Judy Wilson. Practical guidance on organising and keeping going a self help group. Longmans, 1986.

Voice and public speaking

  • HOW TO CONQUER YOUR FEARS OF SPEAKING BEFORE PEOPLE by John C. Harrison. 397 page A4 size manual - "a comprehensive program designed especially for people who stutter". 2004.  (A new edition of this book, re-titled 'Redefining Stuttering - What The Struggle To Speak Is Really All About', is available for free online here.)
  • BE HEARD NOW!: How to compel rapt attention every time you speak by Lee Glickstein with Carol Costello. The revolutionary Transformational Speaking Circles approach to authentic public presence - for leaders, communicators, and anyone called to hold forth. Leeway Press 1996. 204 pages.
  • HOW TO SPEAK WELL IN BUSINESS by John Dalby. Comprehensive book on vocal technique. Not confined merely to vocal exercises, it contains a wealth of information on almost every aspect of speaking. Aardvark Press 1993.
  • THE VOICE WORKBOOK: Use your voice with confidence (Book and cassette) by Angela Caine. Easy clear exercises demonstrated with an accompanying casette and practical advice on improving your voice. Headway 1991.
  • CHANGE YOUR VOICE - CHANGE YOUR LIFE: A quick, simple plan for finding and using your natural, dynamic voice by Dr. Morton Cooper. 1985.
  • IMPROVE YOUR SPEECH by Audrey M. Bullard. Advice on how to improve your speech and how to speak well in public. Anthony Blond, 1960.

Neuro-linguistic programming

  • CHANGE MANAGEMENT EXCELLENCE: PUTTING NLP TO WORK by Martin Roberts. How to achieve excellent change management using a variety of techniques, and including concepts and applications useful for anyone involved in change in a business setting. Crown House Publishing, 2006.
  • THE SOURCEBOOK OF MAGIC: A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO NLP CHANGE PATTERNS by Michael L Hall. A resource for coaches and therapists, this book arose from a desire to collect in one place the basic or core NLP patterns. Also guidelines for knowing what to do when and why. Crown House Publishing, 2004.
  • MASTERING BLOCKING AND STUTTERING: A COGNITIVE APPROACH TO ACHIEVING FLUENCY by Bob G Bodenhamer. Based on concepts of NLP/Neuro-Semantics. Crown House Publishing, 2004.
  • THE USER'S MANUAL FOR THE BRAIN, VOLUME 2: MASTERING SYSTEMIC NLP by Michael L Hall & Bob G. Bodenhamer. Continues the NLP practitioner course from Volume 1 and includes new work on meta-programmes, meta-states and submodalities. Crown House Publishing, 2003.
  • GAMES BUSINESS EXPERTS PLAY: WINNING AT THE GAMES OF BUSINESS by Michael L. Hall. How to manage your behaviour, using NLP techniques, to succeed in business. Crown House Publishing, 2002.
  • COMMUNICATION MAGIC: EXPLORING THE STRUCTURE AND MEANING OF LANGUAGE by L. Michael Hall. A revised edition of 'The Secrets of Magic' - how your life can be enriched by having complete linguistic control over how you communicate. Crown House Publishing, 2001.
  • THE SPIRIT OF NLP: THE PROCESS, MEANING AND CRITERIA FOR MASTERING NLP by Michael L. Hall. This revised edition presents the core of a Richard Bandler master training, and includes mastery of the neurology of NLP and developmental work associated with sleight of mouth patterns. Crown House Publishing, 2000.
  • THE USER'S MANUAL FOR THE BRAIN by Bob G. Bodenhamer and L. Michael Hall. A manual covering the NLP Practitioner Course, and containing an account of latest developments in neuro-linguistic programming. Crown House Publishing, 1999.
  • THE BRAIN THAT CHANGES ITSELF by Norman Doidge. This book outlines the evolving findings of the science of "neuroplasticity" and discusses the ability of brains to repair themselves through the power of positive thinking. Penguin Books, 2007. (The book is discussed in a report of a BSA conference call with Bob Bodenhamer: Creating mental pathways.)

Relaxation, stress & hypnosis

  • HYPNOSIS FOR CHANGE. A practical manual of hypnotic techniques by Josie Hadley and Carol Staudacher. USA ,1989.
  • STRESS: WHY IT HAPPENS AND HOW TO OVERCOME IT by Peter Tyrer. Explains the difference between healthy and harmful stress. With the aid of simple questions Tyrer identifies personality types and how each is likely to react to stress. Sheldon Press, 1980.
  • SELF HELP FOR YOUR NERVES by Claire Weekes. Book by a practising physician for people suffering from acute "nervous troubles" and all who feel the effects of anxiety in their daily lives. Fletcher and Son Ltd, 1974.
  • YOU CAN CHANGE: A SELF HELP GUIDE TO THE MANAGEMENT OF STRESS (booklet), Diane Eaglen & Debs Plummer. Booklet giving advice on the management of stress and how to improve self esteem and assertiveness. Fosse Health. 
For Speech & Language Therapists

General

  • STUTTERING MEETS STEREOTYPE, STIGMA AND DISCRIMINATION: an overview of attitude research by Kenneth O. St. Louis. Recent work has taken research on attitudes towards stammering to new levels. This is the only reference work to date devoted entirely to the subject. It features comprehensive review chapters by many different specialists. West Virginia University, 2015.
  • CLUTTERING: Current views on its nature, diagnosis and treatment by Yvonne van Zaalen & Isabella K Reichel. A comprehensive guide to cluttering, including a definition, a discussion of the difference between cluttering and stammering, and detailed procedures for its treatment.
  • STUTTERING: An integrated approach to its nature and treatment by Barry Guitar. 4th ed., 2014 (2nd and 3rd eds. also available). Provides a comprehensive overview of the etiology and development of stammering together with (in this edition) updates on how to assess and treat clients. Walters Kluwer.
  • STAMMERING THERAPY FROM THE INSIDE: new perspectives on working with young people and adults ed Carolyn Cheasman et. al. Produced by therapists at City Lit. Essays by different authors on the modern state of speech therapy. Mainly, but not exclusively, for specialists. Covers thoroughly many different aspects of the current stammering scene. 2013.
  • MULTILINGUAL ASPECTS OF FLUENCY DISORDERS by Peter Howell & John Van Borsel. Provides a comprehensive coverage of the multilingual aspects of fluency disorders. The book reviews how formal language properties affect stammering in English, and then compares these findings to work on stammering in a variety of languages. Multilingual Matters, 2011.
  • STUTTERING: FOUNDATIONS AND CLINICAL APPLICATIONS by Ehud Yairi & Carol H. Seery. Contains a wealth of information on how stammering is defined, how it is explained, and how it is treated, in one strategically organised and comprehensive volume. Pearson, 2011.
  • A HANDBOOK ON STUTTERING by Oliver Bloodstein, 2008 (6th ed). New edition of a classic work that offers a comprehensive review of evidence-based knowledge about the etiology, nature and treatment of stammering.
  • CLUTTERING: A handbook of research, intervention and education edited by David Ward & Kathleen Scaler Scott. This book treats cluttering as a serious communication disorder in its own right, and provides an in-depth examination of the critical factors surrounding its assessment, treatment and research. Psychology Press, 2011.
  • RECOVERY FROM STUTTERING by Peter Howell. A comprehensive guide to the evidence, theories and practical issues associated with recovery from stammering in early childhood and into adolescence. 2010, Psychology Press.
  • ASSESSMENT AND SELF-ASSESSMENT OF STUTTERING AND SELF-IMAGE by Zgigniew Tarkowski. This English-language Polish monograph analyses in great detail how people who stammer see themselves, and how close these images are to how other people see them. University of Warmia and Mazury, 2010
  • UNDERSTANDING DEVELOPMENTAL LANGUAGE DISORDERS: From theory to practice. Ed. Courtenay Frazier Norbury, et al. Summarises recent research in genetics, neuroimaging studies, assessment techniques and treatment studies to provide an overview of all aspects of developmental language disorders. Psychology Press, 2008
  • STUTTERING: An integration of contemporary theories by Barry Guitar and Theodore J. Peters (4th ed). Aims to show how it is possible to integrate and coordinate the two most commonly used therapy approaches in stuttering, the stuttering modification theory and the fluency shaping theory. Stuttering Foundation of America, 2007, 80 pages.
  • TREATMENT PROTOCOLS FOR STUTTERING by M.N. Hegde. This book and accompanying DVD, written for speech therapists, provides detailed scenarios for teaching fluency skills that indirectly or directly reduce stammering. Plural Publishing, 2007.
  • SPEECH AND LANGUAGE: Clinical process and practice (2nd ed) by Monica Bray, Alison Ross and Celia Todd. John Wiley & Sons, 2006.
  • CURRENT ISSUES IN STUTTERING RESEARCH AND PRACTICE editors Nan Bernstein Ratner & John Tetnowski. Edited collection of presentations from the 2003 ASHA annual leadership conference in fluency disorders. 2006.
  • STUTTERING AND CLUTTERING by David Ward. An overview of theoretical and treatment aspects of stuttering and cluttering. 2006.
  • ETHICS: A CASE STUDY FROM FLUENCY ed Robert Goldfarb. Leading authorities investigate the Tudor study (which in the 1930s looked at whether stuttering could be induced in a fluent child) and, more broadly, ethics in scientific research, diagnosis and treatment in the field of communication sciences. 2006.
  • STUTTERING RECOVERY: PERSONAL AND EMPIRICAL PERSPECTIVES by Dale F. Williams. A general survey of problems in stammering recovery which includes personal accounts of stammering problems. 2006.
  • ON THE CAUSAL MECHANISMS OF STUTTERING by Per Alm. Postgraduate thesis. The thesis, together with an article by Per Stuttering and the basal ganglia, is also linked from our Research links page. Lund University Press, 2005.
  • STUTTERING by Joseph S. Kalinowski & Tim Saltuklaroglu. Intended for both students and clinicians, this book is a new look at understanding and managing stammering based on the theory that visible stammering is really a solution to a central and involuntary problem. 2005
  • RCSLT CLINICAL GUIDELINES, Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists. Dysfluency is one of 12 clinical guidelines in this new manual that provides statements on clinical management and a review of recent research on the issues. Speechmarks, 2005.
  • THEORETICAL ISSUES IN STUTTERING by Ann Packman and Joseph S. Attanasio. An account of the contribution of theory to understanding and managing stuttering. Includes a description of past and present theories of stuttering, an evaluation of the explanatory power of such models, and an exploration of their implications for the practitioner. 2004.
  • WRIGHT AND AYRE STUTTERING SELF RATING PROFILE by Louise Wright & Anne Ayre. WASSP is a means of recording how a person who stutters perceives their stuttering at the start and the end of a block of speech and language therapy. Winslow 2002.
  • FOUNDATIONS OF STUTTERING by Marcel Wingate, 2002. The objective of the book is to establish a rational and scientifically defensible foundation for the study and management of the disorder, based in the fact that stuttering is manifestly a disorder of speech.
  • STUTTERING THERAPY: Transfer and maintenance. A selection of essays stemming from a conference held by the Stuttering Foundation of America on the crucial role that transfer and maintenance play in successful stammering therapy. Stuttering Foundation of America, 2nd ed, 2001.
  • THE GREAT PSYCHOTHERAPY DEBATE: models, methods and findings by Bruce E. Wampold. This book reviews the research on psychotherapy to dispute the usual view that its benefits are derived from the specifics of a given treatment (the medical model). It suggests instead that the 'general factors' explanation of its efficacy is the correct one. Lawrence Erlbaum, 2001.
  • THE DYSFLUENCY RESOURCE BOOK by Jackie Turnbull & Trudy Stewart. Useful resource explaining techniques for treating people who stammer and the rationale for their use. Includes communication skills, variation, identification, desensitisation, voluntary stammering, rate control, block modification and relaxation. Winslow 1999.
  • CLINICAL MANAGEMENT OF STUTTERING IN OLDER CHILDREN AND ADULTS by Richard E Ham. Management techniques in diagnosis, evaluation and therapy for stuttering and other communication problems. (Aspen Publishers, 1999)
  • TREATMENT EFFICACY FOR STUTTERING: A search for empirical bases edited by Anne K. Cordes & Roger J. Ingham. Addresses the question: What do we know about the nature of stuttering and how does that knowledge inform our treatment practices. Singular Publishing Group 1998.
  • IMPROVING THE COMMUNICATION OF PEOPLE WITH DOWN SYNDROME by Jon F. Miller, Mark Leddy & Lewis A. Leavitt. Provides a framework for assessing and treating speech, language and communication problems in children and adults with Down syndrome. Paul H. Brookes Publishing, 1998.
  • THE NATURE OF STUTTERING by Charles van Riper, 1992.
  • SPEECH PRODUCTION: MOTOR CONTROL, BRAIN RESEARCH AND FLUENCY DISORDERS edited by Wouter Hulstijn, Herman F. M. Peters,and Pascal H. H. M. van Lieshout. Authoritative text on the basic science of motor control in speech production. Includes an introduction into the various new brain imaging techniques with special reference to speech production and an account of current studies in fluency disorders. (Elsevier 1997)
  • STUTTERING by C. Woodruff Starkweather & Janet Givens-Ackerman. Details characteristics and development of stuttering, evaluation, therapy for both adults and children and guidelines for practice in stuttering treatment. Pro Ed Inc, 1997.
  • NATURE AND TREATMENT OF STUTTERING by Gerald M. Siegel & Richard F. Curlee. Details childhood stuttering, difference between stutterers and non-stutterers, etiological views of stuttering and clinical management of children and adults. Allyn and Bacon 1997.
  • BEHAVIOURAL MANAGEMENT OF STUTTERING by Mark Onslow, School of Communication Disorders, The University of Sydney. Describes behavioral stuttering management, management of early stuttering, advanced stuttering, perspectives on stuttering and clinical issues associated with each. Singular Publishing Group, 1996.
  • CLINICAL DECISION MAKING IN THE DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF FLUENCY DISORDERS by Walter Manning. Delmar Publishers 1996.
  • STAMMERING: WHAT RESEARCH IS TELLING US (booklet) by Professor Pam Enderby, Bristol Stammering Research Project. Published by the British Stammering Association. 1996, 28 pages.
  • A HANDBOOK ON STUTTERING by Oliver Bloodstein, 1995 (5th ed). Details symptoms of stammering, theories, personality and physical constitution, environmental issues and treatments.
  • STUTTERING FROM THEORY TO PRACTICE edited by Margaret Fawcus. Brings together the work of like-minded therapists who have experience of working with children, adolescents or adults who stammer. Whurr Publishers UK. 1995.
  • 'DOES SPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPY WORK?' - A REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE by Pam Enderby and Joyce Emerson. 1995.
  • THE MANAGEMENT OF STUTTERING IN ADOLESCENCE: a communication skills approach by Rustin, Spence and Cook. Whurr Publishers, 1995.
  • TWO WORLDS - SELF HELP GROUPS AND PROFESSIONALS by Judy Wilson (available from BASW Trading Ltd, Publications Department, 16 Kent Street, Birmingham B5 6RD). 1995.
  • STAMMERING, ITS NATURE AND ITS CORRECTION by Ronald Muirden (a stammerer, and former Tutor in Speech Re-education for Stammerers, Inner London Education Authority). Gives an explanation of the primary and ultimate causes of a stammer examined through the experience of a stammerer. The objective of the book is to produce a free, resonant, reliable voice. Atherley Books, 1995.
  • THE NEUROPSYCHOLOGY OF DEVELOPMENTAL STUTTERING by Bernard-Thomas Hartman, PhD. "A psychosocial approach to understanding and treating developmental stuttering". 1994.
  • ASSESSMENT IN SPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPY edited by John R Beech and Leonora Harding with Diana Hilton-Jones. Routledge 1993.
  • COMPLEX TREATMENT FOR STUTTERERS by Laszlo Vekassy. Describes the non-speech centered approach to stammering. Regards it as a manifestation of interiorised influences and events and erroneously fixated speech behavior. Offers help in correcting speech behaviour blocks. Akademiai Kiado, Budapest 1993.
  • ASSESSMENT IN SPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPY edited by John R. Beech, Leonora Harding & Diana Hilton-Jones. Designed to guide speech therapists in choosing the most appropriate assessments for evaluation, monitoring and intervention. Routledge 1993.
  • HOW TO SPEAK WELL IN BUSINESS by John Dalby. Aardvark Press 1993.
  • CLUTTERING - A CLINICAL PERSPECTIVE edited by Florence L. Myers and Kenneth O. St Louis. This book concentrates upon the clinical issues of the seriously neglected area of cluttering. Far Communications Ltd, 1992.
  • THE NATURE OF STUTTERING, by Charles van Riper. 1992, 2nd ed. Seeks to define stuttering and its nature and development.
  • PARENTS, FAMILIES AND THE STUTTERING CHILD by Lena Rustin. A consideration of contemporary intervention approaches with dysfluent children and adolescents and their families, and an invaluable source of clinically useful information. 1991.
  • COMMUNICATING QUALITY - PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS FOR SPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPISTS, College of Speech and Language Therapy 1991. Professional standards for speech and language therapists.
  • PROGRESS IN THE TREATMENT OF FLUENCY DISORDERS edited by Lena Rustin, Harry Purser and David Rowley. The primary aim of this book is to "inform the professional practice of speech and language clinicians and their colleagues in the caring professions". Far Communications Ltd 1992.
  • TECHNIQUES OF STUTTERING THERAPY by Richard E Ham. Explains many of the techniques that clinicians employ in stuttering therapy. Includes evaluation, self analysis, relaxation, desensitisation, delayed auditory feedback, masking, rhythm and other techniques. Prentice Hall Inc, 1986.
  • STUTTERING WORDS - A GLOSSARY from the Stuttering Foundation of America as No.2 (1961) 1986.
  • SOCIAL SKILLS AND THE SPEECH IMPAIRED by Lena Rustin and Armin Kuhr. Deals with the fundamental principles of social skills training, non-verbal communication behaviors, cognition and communication, social skills training for specific client groups and assessment. Includes guidance on use of exercise. Taylor and Francis, 1989.
  • DISORDERS OF FLUENCY (2nd ed) by Peggy Dalton and W J Hardcastle. Cole and Whurr (1977) 1989.
  • STUTTERING THERAPY - TRANSFER AND MAINTENANCE from the Stuttering Foundation of America as No.19. 1988.
  • STUTTERING THERAPY - PREVENTION AND INTERVENTION WITH CHILDREN from the Stuttering Foundation of America as No.20. (1985) 1988.
  • STUTTERING THERAPIES - PRACTICAL APPROACHES edited by Celia Levy. Croom Helm 1987.
  • STUTTERING - THEN AND NOW by George Shames and Herbert Ruben. Over 500 pages dealing with causation and dynamics and clinical management. Merrill USA, 1986.
  • STUTTERING THERAPY. A GUIDE TO THE CHARLES VAN RIPER APPROACH by Lloyd M Hulit. Explains motivation, identification, desensitisation, modification and stabilisation for the treatment of the adult stutterer. Includes also therapy for children who stutter. Charles C. Thomas, 1985.
  • STUTTERING DISORDERS ed, William H Perkins. A selection of articles on therapies based on the approach that apprehensions and fears are the consequence and not the cause of the stammer, and directed towards facilitating fluency rather than counselling and psycho-therapeutic objectives. Thieme-Stratton, Inc, 1984.
  • AN INTEGRATION OF CONTEMPORARY THERAPIES from the Stuttering Foundation of America as No.16. 1980.
  • PROGRAMMED THERAPY FOR STUTTERING IN CHILDREN AND ADULTS by Bruce P Ryan. Aims at helping the reader understand how to understand and conduct speech therapy for people who stutter. Programme design technique and evaluation procedures are discussed in detail resulting in a programmed operant approach to speech therapy. Charles C. Thomas, 1980.
  • STUTTER-FREE SPEECH: A GOAL FOR THERAPY by George Hames & Cheri L Florance. The authors (acknowledging the concept of a 'cure' is contentious) maintain that it is nevertheless possible to achieve stutter-free speech. They present the theoretical underpinnings of their therapy, its phases, and practical considerations for its use. Charles E. Merrill, 1980.
  • CONTROVERSIES ABOUT STUTTERING THERAPY edited by Hugo H Gregory. Gives reviews of controversial issues about the evaluation and treatment of stuttering and provides discussion of these issues by recognized authorities representing divergent views. UPP (USA) 1979.
  • TREATMENT OF THE YOUNG STUTTERER IN THE SCHOOL from the Stuttering Foundation of America as No.4. (1964) 1978.
  • CONDITIONING IN STUTTERING THERAPY - APPLICATIONS AND LIMITATIONS. From the Stuttering Foundation of America as No7. (1970) 1978.
  • AN ACCOUNT OF INTENSIVE DEMONSTRATION THERAPY from the Stuttering Foundation of America as No.8. By C Woodruff Starkweather. (1972) 1978.
  • COMMUNICATION IN HUMAN RELATIONS by Charles T Brown and Charles Van Riper (National Textbook Company, Skokie IL, 1975).
  • RESEARCH AND EXPERIMENT IN STUTTERING by H.R. Beech and Fay Fransella. 'A thoughtful, authoritative and comprehensive survey of research and experiment in the field of stuttering up to the present day [1968]'. Pergamon Press, 1971.
  • TRAINING THE THERAPIST from the Stuttering Foundation of America as No.5 (1966) 1971.
  • STUTTERING: SUCCESSES AND FAILURES IN THERAPY from the Stuttering Foundation of America as No.6 (1968) 1972.
  • TREATING THE SCHOOL AGE STUTTERER - A GUIDE FOR CLINICIANS from the Stuttering Foundation of America as No.14. By Carl Dell.
  • LEARNING THEORY AND STUTTERING THERAPY by Hugo H. Gregory (ed). Based upon a set of lectures focusing attention upon the basic principles of learning which have been related to the onset and development of stuttering. Also the application of these learning theory concepts to the treatment of stuttering. 1968.
  • THE TREATMENT OF STUTTERING by Charles Van Riper. Prentice Hall USA 1973.
  • STUTTERING AND ITS TREATMENT from the Stuttering Foundation of America, as No.1. (1961) 1971.
  • CLUTTERING by Deso A Weiss. This was the first (1964) comprehensive account of cluttering as a condition separate from, but related to stammering. Contains a detailed account of its diagnosis, therapy and prognosis. Prentice-Hall, 1964.
  • THE SYNDROME OF STUTTERING by Gavin Andrews, Mary Harris, Roger Garside & David Kay. Account of an enquiry into children and adults who stutter, conducted from 1962 to 1964. Discusses diagnosis, knowledge of stuttering and surveys stuttering in different groups of schoolchildren.
  • WORD BLINDNESS OR SPECIFIC DEVELOPMENTAL DYSLEXIA edited by Alfred White Franklin. Pitman Medical Publishing Company 1962. Proceedings of a conference called by the Invalid Children's Aid Association on word blindness and dyslexia.
  • LAW, MEDICINE AND ETHICS: ESSAYS IN HONOUR OF LORD JAKOBOVITS by John Carrier ed. et. al. General philosophical essays on medical ethics. Cancerkin Centre, 2007.
  • JAKANIE by Zbigniew Tarkowski. A book, in Polish, on speech and language therapy. Wydawnictwo Harmonia, 2010.

Children's therapy

  • TEMPERAMENTAL CHARACTERISTICS OF CHILDREN WITH DEVELOPMENTAL STUTTERING by Kurt Eggers. This book is a university thesis aimed at gaining an in depth insight into the relation between temperament and developmental stammering. Tilburg University, 2012.
  • ASSESSMENT AND TREATMENT OF CHILDHOOD STUTTERING by Edward Conture. The author discusses current, data-based approaches to the assessment and treatment of preschool-aged children who stammer. Special attention is paid to emotional and speech-language contributions to early stammering. Stuttering Foundation of America, 2010.
  • PRACTICAL INVERVENTION FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD STAMMERING: PALIN PCI APPROACH by Elaine Kelman & Alison Nicholas. This manual from the Michael Palin Centre for Stammering Children is a detailed guide, with companion DVD, for therapists working with young children who stammer. Speechmark Publishing, 2008.
  • WORKING WITH DYSFLUENT CHILDREN: PRACTICAL APPROACHES TO ASSESSMENT AND THERAPY by Trudy Stewart and Jackie Turnbull. This expanded and revised edition analyses dysfluency in children and provides the reader with practical ways of handling such difficulties in collaboration with the child, its parents and carers. Speechmark, 2007. (Also 2003 ed)
  • FIFTY GREAT ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN WHO STUTTER by Peter Reitzes. Intended for children 7-12, this book contains a large collection of insights and ideas for therapy success, together with 50 possible activities for young stutterers. Pro-Ed, 2006.
  • THE TREATMENT OF STUTTERING IN THE YOUNG SCHOOL-AGED CHILD edited by Roberta Lees and Cameron Stark. Primarily for students and clinicians working with children who stutter aged 7-12. Presents a number of different treatments. The contributors also discuss theoretical models on which these are based and ways of measuring outcomes. 2005.
  • EARLY CHILDHOOD STUTTERING by Ehud Yairi and Nicoline Grinager Ambrose. Deals with early childhood stuttering. Onset, characteristics, motor and cognitive aspects, parental involvement, & treatment. Pro-ed Inc, 2005. 
  • THE GENIUS OF DEAN WILLIAMS Selection of articles by a well-known American speech therapist on various aspects of speech therapy, many to do with children. Stuttering Foundation of America, 2004.
  • THE LIDCOMBE PROGRAMME OF EARLY STUTTERING INTERVENTION: A clinician's guide by Mark Onslow, Ann Packman & Elisabeth Harrison. Clinician's guide providing basic information about the Lidcombe early stuttering intervention programme, which is a parent conducted behavioural treatment designed for young children. Pro-ed 2003.
  • HOW TO MANAGE COMMUNICATION PROBLEMS IN YOUNG CHILDREN by Myra Kersner & Jannet A Wright (Eds). Guide to understanding and helping children whose speech and language is delayed or impaired. Provides an overview of normal development and speech and language difficulties in young children. For parents and professionals. 2002
  • THE SCHOOL-AGE CHILD WHO STUTTERS: Working effectively with attitudes and emotions - A workbook by Kristin A. Chmela and Nina Reardon. Lots of ideas for working with school-age children. Stuttering Foundation of America, 2001.
  • THE HANDBOOK OF EARLY STUTTERING INTERVENTION by Mark Onslow & Ann Packman. Practical hands-on text written by leaders in the field of stuttering. Compilation of state of the art treatment strategies for stuttering in the preschool years. Covers treatment of early stuttering, treatment approaches and various treatment programmes. Singular Publishing Group 1999.
  • USING INTERACTIVE IMAGEWORK WITH CHILDREN: WALKING ON THE MAGIC MOUNTAIN by Deborah Plummer. Practical guide to working interactively with children's natural imaginative abilities in order to encourage creative thinking, higher self esteem and effective stress management. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 1999.
  • ASSESSMENT AND THERAPY FOR YOUNG DYSFLUENT CHILDREN - FAMILY INTERACTION by Lena Rustin, Willie Botterill, Elaine Kelman. Whurr Publishers, 1996.
  • WORKING WITH DYSFLUENT CHILDREN by Trudy Stewart and Jackie Turnbull.
  • THE CHILD WHO STUTTERS; TO THE PAEDIATRICIAN Barry Guitar and Edward G. Conture. Most children go through a period of disfluency as they learn to speak. Early intervention by the paediatrician can help parents understand and thus minimise the problem. Stuttering Foundation of America 1991.
  • TREATMENT OF STUTTERING IN EARLY CHILDHOOD: METHODS AND ISSUE, by David Prins & Roger J Ingham.This book consists of 6 chapters by various authors with special emphasis on current (1983) behavioural treatments and evaluation as a basis for intervention. College-Hill Press, 1983.
  • STUTTERING - ITS PREVENTION from the Stuttering Foundation of America as No.3. (1961) 1979. Written for all parents who do not want their children to stutter. Offers advice and suggestions.
  • PRIMARY HEALTHCARE WORKERS PROJECT by Elaine Christie, British Stammering Association. The full report from our Primary Healthcare Workers Project: "a four year investigation into changing referral patterns to ensure the early identification and referral of dysfluent pre-schoolers in the UK". The report includes methodology, results, discussion, and recommendations arising from the project findings. Reference copy also available for consultation by appointment at BSA office.
  • PRIMARY HEALTHCARE WORKERS PROJECT - A SUMMARY REPORT by Elaine Christie, British Stammering Association. Summary of the full report above.
  • REASONS AND REMEDIES by Patricia Sims. Understanding and treatment of children's problems including speech and language difficulties, autism, dyslexia, mental illness, ADHD, convulsions and dyspraxia. Mortimore books, 2000.
  • LISTENING TO CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE WITH SPEECH, LANGUAGE AND COMMUNICATION NEEDS by Sue Roulstone & Sharynne Mcleod, ed. This book deals with the particular challenges of listening to children and young people with SLCN. J.& R. Press, 2011.

Counselling and psychotherapy

  • A PSYCHOLOGY FOR LIVING - PERSONAL CONSTRUCT THEORY FOR PROFESSIONALS AND CLIENTS (2nd ed) by Peggy Dalton and Gavin Dunnett. An update of the 1st edition, whose purpose was to make George Kelly's ideas on PCT available to a wider range of readers. The new edition includes a new chapter on the use of PCP in work for organisations, plus amendments to other chapters. Whurr Publishers, 2005.
  • EFFECTIVE COUNSELLING IN STUTTERERING THERAPY from the Stuttering Foundation of America. This book helps the clinician have a better understanding of the counselling aspect of therapy and suggests ways to use it effectively. It is a 2006 reprint of a 2003 selection of articles by different authors on the current role of counselling in the treatment of stutterers, from parents of preschoolers to adults. 104 pages.
  • WANTING TO TALK: Counselling case studies in communication disorders edited by Diana Syder. Demonstrates the process of counselling and the various counselling approaches that may be used with people who have communication disorders. Deals also with psychodynamic counselling, psychotherapy, personal construct therapy and hypnosis. Whurr, 1998.
  • WORKING WITH STUTTERING: A personal construct therapy approach by Rosemarie Hayhow and Celia Levy. Winslow Press, 1989.
  • PERSONAL CHANGE AND RECONSTRUCTION: Research on a treatment of stuttering by Fay Fransella. Formulates a personal constuct theory of stuttering and tests it by treating a group of stutterers along the lines dictated by the theory. Academic Press Inc 1972.

Reference (office only)

We also have a number of books in our library that only available to consult at the office. See the Reference book list here.

For teachers
  • TEASING AND BULLYING: Unacceptable behaviour program (Book & DVD) by Marilyn Langevin. Provides guidance for teachers, children and parents on how to cope with the unacceptable behaviour of teasing and bullying, both at school and in other environments. Istar, 2000.
  • SUPPORTING CHILDREN WITH SPEECH AND LANGUAGE IMPAIRMENT AND ASSOCIATED DIFFICULTIES by Jill McMinn. Book describes how speech and language difficulties can affect children's learning, in both specialist and mainstream settings. Outlines main areas of difficulty for pupils and suggests how teachers can make the curriculum more accessible for pupils. 2002.
  • INCLUDING YOUNG PEOPLE WITH SPEECH, LANGUAGE AND COMMUNICATION DIFFICULTIES IN SECONDARY SCHOOL (Boo & CD) by Afasic. Intended to advise secondary school teachers on how to help and support those pupils who have a specific difficulty with speech, language and communication in their schoolwork. Afasic, 2009.

Reference (office only)

We also have a number of books in our library that are only available to consult at the office. See the Reference book list here.

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