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Chana's glowing smile dropped limp into a dead arch. She winced, bracing her fingernails into the soft brown upholstered chair. Her usual pale countenance made a lightning fast transformation into a shocking shade of red.Stammering in Young Children
by A. Ross
What is stammering? If you listen carefully to any public
speaker, you will detect many instances of dysfluency. There
will be `em's or `er's. There will be many repetitions of
words or phrases. If you stop listening to the content of the
speech and just count the non-fluencies, you will be amazed
at how many you find. This is prepared speech of a practiced
and often gifted speaker. No one will call it stammering.
Yet, when a child of three or four begins to speak with the
same non-fluencies, many parents begin to worry.
I planned to go shopping yesterday. Having put 150 shekel
into my little waist purse which holds nothing except my
glasses and some tissues, I set off with my shopping list. I
bought my goods, put them on the counter, and the girl
checked them through.
The following letter (excerpted) was sent to a 12-year-old
boy who recently lost his grandfather, shortly after he had
lost his brother. Divine justice is difficult for adults to
absorb, certainly not to understand, but how can we convey a
proper attitude to children? Following is a perspective which
might help those - may we never need it.
And another Nine Day (or light summer) treat. Don't tell
anyone about the secret ingredients. The cake looks
peppermint-studded! Some people will try anything to get
their kids to eat vegetables...
And another Nine Day (or light summer) treat. Don't tell anyone about the secret ingredients. The cake looks peppermint-studded! Some people will try anything to get their kids to eat vegetables...
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