Letter to My Younger Self What advice might you give your younger self, knowing what you know now? Why not put it in writing? Blogger Brooke Leiman of The Stutter Source credits blogger Simon Walsh from Diary of a Stutterer with the idea of such a letter—not to dwell on mistakes of the past, but ... Blogjam
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Letter to My Younger Self
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Letter to My Younger Self
The ASHA Leader, July 2014, Vol. 19, 14. doi:10.1044/leader.BGJ1.19072014.14
The ASHA Leader, July 2014, Vol. 19, 14. doi:10.1044/leader.BGJ1.19072014.14
What advice might you give your younger self, knowing what you know now? Why not put it in writing? Blogger Brooke Leiman of The Stutter Source credits blogger Simon Walsh from Diary of a Stutterer with the idea of such a letter—not to dwell on mistakes of the past, but rather to help identify all the positive changes that have been made.
Leiman uses the activity in speech-language treatment to get students talking about the consequences of previous unhelpful thoughts or habits, so that if the habits reappear—which they often do—students are better equipped to identify and extinguish them. Younger students and those new to treatment write a letter to their future selves to ask questions about stuttering and identify things they want to change. Leiman includes a letter one of her 16-year-old clients wrote to his 8-year-old self.
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June 28, 2014
Judith Kuster
Another letter to his younger self
Paul Goldstein, a person who stutters, also wrote a nice letter to his younger self for the 2004 ISAD online conference. It is online at http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad7/papers/bridgebuilders7/goldstein7.html
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