Trudy Stewart is a retired consultant speech and language therapist. She studied in universities in Glasgow, Michigan State (USA) and Leeds. She worked in the UK with children and adults who stammer for nearly 40 years. Her last role was clinical lead of the Stammering Support Centre in Leeds. Trudy has taught undergraduate, graduate and specialist courses for clinicians in the UK, Europe and Sri Lanka, including on the European Clinical Specialisation in Fluency Disorders (ECSF) course. She has carried out research while a clinician, presented her work at international conferences and has written several texts on stammering. Her last book, published in 2016, is Stammering: A Resource Book for Teachers.
Known for her honesty, integrity and leading authority in the field of dysfluency, Trudy Stewart, together with highly respected collaborators, weaves this collage of exciting topics into a collection of valuable chapters. The passion, dedication and expertise of each author is reflected in every chapter. In clear and practical language, the book provides an insight into new approaches and offers inspiration and reflection whether you are a student, a clinician or a fluency specialist looking for interesting approaches to spark new ideas. This book is on my bookshelf and should be required reading for anyone interested in fluency disorders. What a wonderful supplementary text to the Dysfluency Resource Book. It is truly a wonderful piece of art! Dr. Joseph Agius, European Fluency Specialist, University of Malta/ ECSF, author of iOS app 'Fluency Smart Intervention Strategy' This book covers hot topics that all speech-language therapists need to understand if they want to make a difference in the lives of people who stammer. It contains expert advice written by world-renowned clinicians who provide critical insights about both basic clinical procedures and advanced helping skills for working with people who stammer. With chapters on key aspects of service delivery, counseling methods, and the clinical process, readers will learn new ways of improving their therapy with people who stammer and gain deep insights into the experience of stammering. They will also learn about key skills, such as mindfulness approaches, that can help them in their own lives, as well! Chapters are clearly written and easily accessible for novice and advanced therapists. This book should become an indispensable companion for speech-language therapists seeking to help people who stammer. J. Scott Yaruss, Professor of Communicative Sciences and Disorders at Michigan State University, Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).