This brochure gives SLPs some ideas of how to help the child who stutters who is being bullied.
When a student who stutters wants to talk about bullying with an SLP, we teach the STOP-IT slogan, which is something to hang on a wall in a therapy room as a show of advocacy and support.
(S)top the bullying immediately,
(T)ag and identify the behavior at once,
(O)ffer assistance and social support to the victim,
(P)resent immediate/appropriate consequences for bullying behavior,
( I )nstruct witnesses and bystanders
(T)each students, personnel, parents and friends intervention strategies.