Make Room For The Stuttering

Learning About Ourself – Episode 31

Posted on: October 21, 2010

Episode 31 features Darlene Brown, who hails from Beltsville, MD, by way of Buffalo and Albany, New York. I first met Darlene in Albany several years ago, when we both attended therapy at The College of St Rose.

Darlene took a break from college when she was studying speech language pathology. She came home to Albany to spend time with her family and attended group at St Rose when I was there.

One vivid memory I have about meeting Darlene was the night when her parents came to observe group. She wanted her parents to understand that her feelings and attitudes about stuttering were not just “her thing”, but that other stutterers shared similar feelings. That was so significant to me, that she felt comfortable enough to have her mom and dad there. She talks about that in our conversation.

Listen in as we also chat about the challenges and opportunities of being a SLP who stutters, being an adult in therapy,  designing your own “therapy outside of therapy”, and what Darlene has learned about Darlene.

Credit for the musical clip “Scott Waves His Salty Grace To April” goes to ccMixter.

Please feel free to leave feedback for Darlene. She would love to hear what you thought. (There are a few squeaks and squelches from static that I could not remove. I still have so much to learn about audio editing!)

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2 Responses to "Learning About Ourself – Episode 31"

Darlene, Sr Char listened to your episode.She said to send you her best, and was so delighted to hear of your professional growth. She also said she noticed,from listening, how much of the Synergistic Approach you seem to use! I noticed that you did a really great job!

Another attention-grabbing post! This is likely one of the few blogs I can return to on a daily basis.

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