Just For Kids Who Stutter…

Sometimes being a kid who stutters can feel very lonely. The NSA is here to let you know you are not alone! There are approximately 3 million people who stutter living in the United States. Although you may not know very many people who stutter (maybe you’ve never met even one other person who stutters!), but they are out there; they have experienced many of the same feeling and challenges you are experiencing right now and they are ready to help!

 

 

Newsletters

Letting Go is a newsletter published by the NSA that contains info specifically for kids and teens who stutter, their parents, SLP’s and anyone else who loves and supports them. The articles are written by people in the NSA and staff who share their stories and experiences with the hope of helping and supporting others. Letting Go is available on-line, however if you wish to receive a hard copy please contact the national office at info@westutter.org.

Stories

Games & Activities

Print off these activities and share* with your parents, siblings,and friends, or complete them with your speech-language pathologist!

*For personal use only. Please contact us regarding distribution.

Learn About Stuttering

Being a kid who stutters can be challenging and difficult sometimes. Stuttering is one of those things that not many people understand. You can learn more about stuttering and help other people understand it better, too. Click on the links below to become a stuttering “expert”!

NSA Family Programs

The NSA offers three types of youth support groups: NSAKids groups for children from 7-12 years old, their parents and SLPs, and TWST (Teens Who STutter) groups for teenagers 13-18 years old. Find a local Youth NSA support group near you!

NSA Mentoring Program

We believe that the youth of the NSA deserve more opportunities to be supported and to be reminded that they are not alone!  To this end, we created the NSA Mentoring Program, pairing mentees and mentors based on shared interests, future career ambitions, personality types, and more.

The pairs spend time video chatting, talking on the phone, and emailing back and forth. Mentors serve as role models, giving these kids, tweens, and teens an adult who stutters to look up to. Mentees have been able to reach out to their mentors when they are struggling, or just want to talk, having a direct line to someone who has walked in their shoes.

If you would like to serve as a mentor, or know a kid, tween, or teen looking to be paired with a mentor, please email us at NSAMentoring@gmail.com.

NSA Events

We host a variety of events throughout the year and across the country, including our local chapter meetings, Annual Conference, and Family Fun Days.  These events bring together children and teens who stutter, their families, and speech-language pathologists for learning, support, and growth in a safe, fun environment.

Situations that Can Be Stressful

Be sure to check out all of our NSA FAMILY PROGRAMS!

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