KATIE: The Little Girl Who Stuttered and Then Learned to Talk FluentlyHCRI Founder and President Dr. Ron Webster has penned a delightful children’s storybook, Katie: The Little Girl who Stuttered and Then Learned to Talk Fluently. This is a true story about a smart, vivacious young girl who wants to overcome her stuttering and speak fluently. Katie’s stuttered speech causes her daily frustration and embarrassment.
The way she talks inhibits her ability to freely share her thoughts and feelings. She endures teasing from other kids. The only time she finds solace is when she escapes to a nearby park where she loves to play hide and seek.
Yet, this all changes when Katie and her mother learn about a special stuttering treatment that is based on science. Katie’s journey to fluency is recounted in this unforgettable, non-fiction storybook that is designed for children between the ages of three and seven to read with their parents.
Beautifully illustrated, the story reveals how Katie learns new ways of using her speech muscles to talk without stuttering. It also shows how her life is transformed with her new-found speaking ability. This book helps children who stutter understand there is help available and they aren’t alone. It also encourages kids who do not stutter to be kind and accepting of those who do. Moreover, the story dispels misconceptions about stuttering and how it should be treated.
Katie: The Little Girl who Stuttered and Then Learned to Talk Fluently achieves the ultimate goal of a children’s book – to entertain and teach in equal measure. Katie’s remarkable character will stay with you long after you’ve closed this heartwarming, insightful book. This book is available on Amazon.com for $17.95, as well as from other book sellers. To purchase this colorful, 8.5 x 11-inch book for your child or as a gift for a friend or family member, please click here >>.
About the AuthorDr. Ron Webster is recognized as a pioneer and innovator in the treatment of stuttering. He created the first comprehensive, behavioral stuttering therapy and founded HCRI, where more than 6,100 people from 48 countries have received life-changing stuttering treatment. Dr. Webster’s work has been the focus of interviews and news stories by Good Morning America, NBC Today, CBS Morning News, 20/20, Nightline, Newsweek, U.S. News and World Report, The New York Times, Washington Post, Scientific American, Sports Illustrated, People, Parade, and many other national, regional and local media.
Dr. Webster is a licensed clinical psychologist and professor of psychology emeritus at Hollins University. He wrote Katie: The Little Girl who Stuttered and Then Learned to Talk Fluently to offer encouragement and inspiration to children who stutter and their parents. For more about Dr. Webster, please visit www.DrRonWebster.com.