Episode #243: How do you engage child clients? Be a clown! I chat with Erik X. Raj, Ph.D. CCC-SLP, stuttering researcher, app maker, rock star, podcaster – is there anything he doesn’t do? – about being a “clownician”. From playing Fortnite or Minecraft, to using his apps to make funny photos or activity sheets where the child is the star, Erik shares his methods of using humour to engage child timid or uninterested clients who don’t want speech therapy in the first place.
If you’re an SLP having difficulty engaging child and teenage clients, this one is for you!
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This episode has been brought to you by my book, Stuttering is Cool: A Guide to Stuttering in a Fast-Talking World. I share my experiences with stuttering and
tips on how to live the life you want in spite of stuttering. It’s a book full of humour and my comics starring Franky Banky, a fox who stutters.
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