Top 8 tips for teachers to build relationships with Students
Â· Expect the same quality and quantity of work from the student who does not stutter as the one who does.
Â· Have a one-on-one conversation with the student who stutters about needed accommodations in the classroom. Respect the studentâs needs, but do not be enabling.
Â· Donât tell the student âjust relaxâ or âslow downâ.
Â· Donât complete words for the student or talk for him or her.
Â· Speak with the student in an unhurried way, pausing frequently.
Â· Help all members of the class learn to take turns talking and listening.
Â· All students especially those who stutter find it much easier to talk when there are few interruptions and they have the listenerâs attention.
Â· Donât make stuttering something to be ashamed of. Talk about stuttering just like any other matter.
Â· Convey that you are listening to the content of the message, not how it is said.