Stuttering Advice on Kinstantly

A few weeks ago I had the honor of being interviewed by Paula Spencer Scott at Kinstantly, a new website community connecting parents to services for their child. Paula and I had the opportunity to discuss a topic that many parents are curious about, the worries and concerns of parents who hear their child stutter. We discussed the age at which children typically begin stuttering - 2 to 3 years old - and the difference between disfluencies (we all stutter sometimes) and dysfluencies (including repetitions and broken words). Take a look at the full article here, and check out the community resource offered by Kinstantly!


Jody Vaynshtok

Jody is a California-licensed speech language pathologist with eight years of industry and clinical experience. She has worked with both adult and pediatric populations during her time at private practice, birth-to-three, and hospital facilities. She is experienced in the assessment and treatment of a variety of communication and cognitive disorders. In addition, Jody has a passion for working with adults looking to achieve clearer communication. Jody received her BS in Speech and Hearing Sciences and MS in Medical Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Washington. She was a part of the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford’s cleft and craniofacial clinic participating in the multidisciplinary assessment and treatment of children born with craniofacial abnormalities. She holds a staff position at UCSF and is the lead speech language pathologist for the department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery’s Hearing Loss Clinic. When she's not busy having fun with her clients Jody enjoys spending time with her husband, Anton, friends and family. And if she's not headed out somewhere fun for dinner, you might find her at Bar Method working out!