Plural has a lost a dear friend. One of our authors, Dr. Gene Brutten passed away on March 4, 2013 at the age of 84. Dr. Brutten and his wife, Dr. Martine Vanryckeghem wrote several successful Plural books and are part of the Plural family.
Dr. Brutten was a renowned speech-language pathologist, and was a recognized expert on the treatment of stuttering. Widely published, we were blessed to have him on our roster of authors.
Plural President Angie Singh with Drs. Brutten and Vanryckeghem at the ASHA 2012 conference.
Dr. Brutten’s obituary published in the Orlando Sentinel can be viewed here. Donations in honor of Dr. Brutten can be made to the American Heart Association.
Our heartfelt condolences go out to his dear wife Martine, their two children and their families, friends, and colleagues. You will be missed, Dr. Brutten! We will especially miss spending time with you at our booth at ASHA. It will not be the same without a hug and seeing your beautiful smile.
Developed through work with a diverse range of clients, Nola Radford’s Smooth Talking presents a comprehensive multimedia program for the treatment of school-age children.
Included are a Clinician Manual; a Student Workbook, with games, stories and more; an audio CD containing a listening/cognitive retraining message; and a DVD that demonstrates the curriculum. Click here for more details and to order your copy today!
Brutten and Vanryckeghem’s Behavior Assessment Battery is based on tests that have evolved and been refined over many years and has been used with over 10,000 stuttering clients aged between six and fifteen around the world.
Doody’s reviewer described it as a “must have manual for any clinician seeing children who stutter. It is the first assessment tool that combines information on speech-associated negative emotion, voluntary behaviors designed to avoid, escape or hide stuttering and mal-attitude towards speech. It helps clinicians distinguish PWS from PWNS by means other than dysfluency counts (…)”
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Tomorrow is International Stuttering Awareness Day. Did you know that over 3 million Americans have a stuttering disorder?
Check out Plural’s resources on stuttering therapy like Dr. Gary Rentschler’s Here’s How to do Stuttering Therapy by clicking here.
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We are pleased to announce that Here’s How to do Stuttering Therapy by Gary Rentschler, PhD, will be published in August.
The uniqueness of this book is the focus on applied practice and functional applications. While other books present theory and structure of therapeutic approaches, Rentschler’s offers a hands-on, eclectic approach centered on the needs of the client, rather than the structure of any specific treatment program. Pre-order your copy today!
Plural is proud to announce three new exciting titles!
Science of Successful Supervision and Mentorship provides a global perspective for all speech-language pathology supervisors. This book is like no other, making it a must read. Filled with up-to-date cutting-edge research, Carozza has produced a wonderful book.
This second edition of Children with Hearing Loss, is a crucial compilation of important information for the facilitation of auditorally-based spoken language for today’s infants and young children with hearing loss. This second edition covers current and up-to-date information about hearing, listening, auditory technology, auditory development, spoken language development, and intervention for young children with hearing loss whose parents have chosen to have them learn to listen and talk.
Be sure to check it out here!
Comprehensive Handbook of Pediatric Audiology has the most wide range coverage of any book like it. This book is sure to become the reference book for pediatric audiology, containing contributions from more than 50 internationally recognized experts in the field. This book is perfect for students and professionals.
It is a must have, get it here!
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Celebrate International Stuttering Awareness Day with Plural! ISAD started in 1998 and falls on October 22nd. ISAD seeks to bridge the gap between Speech-language professionals and consumers to learn from each other how and work together to support, educate and raise the general awareness on the impact of stuttering.
Plural is working hard by publishing these great works:
Smooth Talking: A Curriculum for School-Age Children Who Stutter
By Nola Radford, PhD.
This comprehensive curriculum provides Speech-Language Pathologists with every tool necessary to treat stuttering in children ages 7-14. Dr. Radford has worked with over 40 children from all different backgrounds and races in developing this curriculum, which includes: a clinician’s workbook, a student workbook filled with many exciting and different activities, an audio CD, and a DVD to help explain the curriculum. This is a must-have for any Speech-Language Pathologist!
Get it Here!
Or get a pack of the student workbooks here.
There’s more too! Check out the Smooth Talking Boardgames for a supplement to the workbook that is sure to add hours of fun and learning!