November 10, 2022 at 11:16 am #31892Kaarina KaminenParticipant
Hi! I would love to hear your experiences of applying the Lee Lovett method for young kids. I watched the video for parents on 3-7-year-old children and I got the idea that the method is difficult to apply for children but it is possible support children in some ways. Have some parents talked about this method to speach therapists? It would be great to have a discussion session for parents 🙂 Please reply to if you want to exchange ideas!November 14, 2022 at 9:42 am #31901JavierModerator
Our program is best designed for adults, but of course we can adapt our methods for kids. My youngest PWS-Student so far has been 17, and he has been among the fastest to become a PWSS: he only needed 3 or 4 sessions and 1 month to get there.
Lee is the most experienced of us in this aspect. He has coached several kids, as young as age 3. Here you can watch some of Lee’s sessions with a 9-year-old PWS:
Kaarina, do any of your kids stutter?November 14, 2022 at 10:20 am #31902Kaarina KaminenParticipant
Thanks for your reply, Javier.
Yes, we have a 4-year-old son. We are starting with a very experienced speech therapists, we will discuss the methods with her. Perhaps we could also consult Lee Lovett if it is possible.
Finding Lee Lovett’s book and hearing about the success stories has been important to us. We are still learning, but I guess we can now tell our son that sooner or later it is possible to make the stuttering go away.
KaarinaNovember 14, 2022 at 10:41 am #31903JavierModerator
as you know, children are much more insecure than we, adults are. Something that can be meaningless to us can mean a lot to them.
My advice as a coach and a PWSS who started stuttering at age 6 and who has gone to speech therapy for probably 15 years or so, be careful with the SLPs. They may make your child feel more insecure about their speech, and make things even worse.
I highly recommend you to watch the videos in the link that I sent you in my previous message. The role of the parents is key, and you can learn a lot from those videos.
As a coach, I recommend to teach by example. I mean, make it a game. When talking to your son and the rest of the family, you should all talk more slowly, pronouncing everything more clearly, more passionately, so that he imitates you… make it a game!
Read aloud to your son! I’m sure you have some fun books to read to him. Make it a game. Make him repeat some of the things you read aloud to him. He has to realise that speaking is fun.
Kaarina, do send me an email to email@example.com and I’ll try to get you in touch with Lee Lovett.
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