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BTN LiveBIG: Minnesota camp builds self-esteem for kids who stutter

Communication is often just the first challenge for children who stutter. Beating the emotional complications that can accompany stuttering can be a much greater obstacle. “A huge part of managing stuttering is dealing with all the attitudes and emotions that surround stuttering because kids often get negative reactions from other kids and adults,” said Linda Hinderscheit, a clinical specialist of speech-language pathology at the University of Minnesota. “So they learn to fear speaking situations, and it can really take a hit to their self-confidence and their self-esteem.” In order to help youth who stutter conquer those difficulties, Hinderscheit and Erin