I'm a Maine-based speech-language pathologist (SLP), working mostly with children in my private practice, Martha Speech & Stuttering Therapy. I am passionate about working with children who stutter and supporting their caregivers and SLPs.
I became interested in working with people who stutter when I was a school-based SLP. I got to work with a sizable number of children who stutter and learned (a lot) about speech therapy through their journeys with stuttering and their own personal goals. I love working with children who stutter because I get to support them in recognizing and celebrating their unique, authentic selves - as people who stutter, as communicators, and as individuals!
Recently, I was awarded the Spero Ally of Stuttering seal! The seal is an acknowledgment of:
active and intentional training obtained by the generalist SLP in the area of stuttering.
a commitment to continued training in the area of stuttering.
involvement within the stuttering community via conference(s) and/or camp(s) and/or support group(s) for people who stutter.
I feel incredibly honored to have the opportunity to be an Ally of Stuttering SLP. It underscores my commitment to people who stutter and evidence-based practice as a speech-language pathologist.
If you're a SLP and interested in pursuing the Ally of Stuttering seal, I'd love to chat further! Send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or message me on IG!
If you need stuttering speech therapy resources, I have some for sale over at my Teachers Pay Teachers and Boom Learning stores, and will begin selling them over here on my own page. I have some exciting products plan for the future to help caregivers and professionals support children who stutter!
Phew! That was a whole lot about me.
Here's some things you can expect when you check out this blog:
New, evidence-based research about stuttering and speech therapy
Practical ideas for working with children (and adults!) who stutter in your speech rooms
Thoughtful suggestions for caregivers of children with stutter
Tons of stuttering-related resources!
I'm so excited you're here! Let's get started!