This is the home of the children’s book series
“Adventures of a Stuttering Superhero”
These empowering stories talk about stuttering in a matter of fact tone with the goal to fostering empathy and acceptance for children who stutter. The art also purposefully reflects all different examples of diverse abilities, nationality and cultural practices.
These books are for everyone. We all have challenges and children can relate and connect to these books even if they do not stutter.
FREE DIGITAL BOOK #4, Click on the link below
For a behind the scenes look at the creation of book #4
and the children involved in the creation of their art, click here.
Click to view Why do I Stutter? Why Do I Stutter(Kim Block)
Sample pages for Adventures of a Person who Stutters: Reflection Guide
Review for Adventures of a Person who Stutters.
“The author’s background in human relations and experience as a person who stutters comes together very well in this workbook. As a clinician, I appreciate that clients at different ages and stages of acceptance can complete aspects of this workbook by themselves or in sessions. The aspects of reflection chosen by the author are relevant and important. I believe that this workbook will help the reader reflect on the impact of stuttering on their lives and ways that they can change this impact. The exercises can easily be incorporated into therapy sessions as well. As a clinical educator, I see value in this workbook as a tool for beginning students to introduce and discuss difficult topics during therapy sessions.”
Anu Subramanian, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Clinical Associate Professor
Director of Clinical Education in SLP
Wendell Johnson Speech and Hearing Clinic
Dept of Communication Sciences and Disorders
University of Iowa
This slim booklet is packed with thoughtful questions and prompts for the person who stutters (PWS) who has decided to “do something about it.” The guide is intended for use by an individual, with or without the support of a speech-language pathologist. It is also suitable for use in groups (treatment or support groups) and would function very well as a guide for the speech-language pathologist who is just beginning to work with PWS. Most of us are aware of the visible characteristics of stuttering; this guide targets the impact of stuttering, the big part of the “iceberg” below the waterline (Joseph Sheehan, https://www.stutteringhelp.org/blog/sheehan-stuttering-analogy).
Appropriate for those aged 15 years and up, the guide invites the person to explore and embrace something they have probably been hiding or avoiding up to this point. These habits are natural responses to painful experiences in the past, due to struggle speaking or unfortunate listener reactions. An early step in the process of change is increasing awareness of and examining our default behaviours and assumptions. The idea of a travel or adventure guide is a great metaphor for this process. Topics raised for contemplation include current coping tricks, expectations, fear and anxiety, communication and life goals, and rights for accommodation and access. These lead on to suggestions for preparation and action steps, such as reframing beliefs, voluntary stuttering, self-disclosure, acceptance and resilience.
Our travel guide, author Kim Block, has great street cred. She is a person who stutters with professional training in the areas of interpersonal relations and communication and years of involvement in the stuttering community. Her popular children’s book series, Adventures of a Stuttering Superhero, is a wonderful adjunct to working with children who stutter. The Reflection Guide is a valuable addition to this collection of tools.
Caroline Bredeson, M.Sc.(A.)
Speech-language Pathologist, Reg. CASLPO
Coordinator, stuttering treatment program
Interprofessional Clinic at Perley-Rideau