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KATIE: The Little Girl Who Stuttered and Then Learned to Talk Fluently

katie_book fishHCRI 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.

boatYet, 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.
loveBeautifully 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.

meKatie: 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 >>.

Dr. Ron Webster
National Stuttering Expert
Clinical Psychologist
Professor of Psychology
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About the Author

Dr. 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.

The HCRI Difference

HCRI is recognized as a leader in stuttering therapy. We developed the first comprehensive behavioral stuttering treatment, as well as the first speech measurement and feedback system for therapy. We continually research and upgrade our treatment program, based on new discoveries and technology, to make fluency learning easier and more sustainable. As a result, you benefit by participating in one of the most advanced, results-based therapy programs available.

For 40 years, we’ve researched and treated stuttering, made presentations around the globe, trained therapists across the U.S., and partnered with national agencies on stuttering research. We’ve helped more than 6,100 people, representing all types and severities of stuttering. We have the experience and know how to help you on the path to fluency.

HCRI’s treatment is comprehensive, systematic, and quality-controlled. We test every detail of the therapy process, and have systems to ensure treatment reliability. This includes having HCRI clinicians participate in 500 extra hours of customized training. These stringent standards ensure you achieve the best possible therapy outcomes.

HCRI stuttering therapy has enhanced the lives of thousands of people who stutter. Research shows 90-93% of clients acquire fluent speech in 12 days and 70-75% retain fluency when evaluated one and again two years post therapy. You can expect similar results if you give 100% to the therapy process.

Our extensive post-therapy tools and support are unmatched. Examples include our computer-based FluencyNet system, monthly video tips, HCRI reunions, fluency practice groups, and a free iPhone app that serves as a clinician in your pocket. Of course, we are always available by phone, email and Skype to offer assistance. At HCRI, we are your partner in fluency for life.

Stuttering has enormous personal cost in the form of lost opportunities at work, school and socially. Therapy also comes at a price − but therapies are not created equally. The hourly cost of HCRI’s therapy program, which totals 100 hours over 12-days, is less than half the national average. Plus, HCRI provides a high probability of a positive, lasting outcome. All things considered, HCRI represents one of the best therapy values available – and financing is available.

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From stuttering to
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Katie: The Little
Girl Who Stuttered