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  • Keywords
    • Speech impediment,
    • Speech and language for children,
    • stuttering,
    • tongue twisters,
    • speech therapy,
    • language delay,
    • autism and speech

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My S's Are Messes
When Your Voice Won't Obey What You're Trying to Say. It's OK!
by Sherry McMillan

It’s not fair! The sounds are misbehaving and the children have to work extra hard to get them to do what they’re supposed to do. L’s run away and turn into W’s; the Shhhh sound pops up all over and won’t stay where it should; some sounds get stuck in odd places, and others play hide and seek. Based on the lived experience of the author, who has speech sound disorders, this heartfelt story emphasizes patience and understanding. Full of tongue twisters, empathy, and fun, this uplifting book takes a fresh approach to living with speech differences. The message is clear - you are not alone, we see how hard you’re working, and there’s no mistaking how we feel when we speak heart to heart.

A funny thing happened after Sherry McMillan published her acclaimed book What The Seal Saw. Speech Language Pathologists started reaching out to tell her that they were using her book in their practices. In connecting with her readers, she found that many of them, like her, had speech sound disorders. She was encouraged to write a book specifically for children with speech differences, and those who love and support them. So she did! My S’s Are Messes is the book she wishes she’d had when she was a child. Sherry McMillan is an author, speaker, technologist, and an avid kayaker. ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR Carla Maskall is an award winning artist who has been drawing and painting since she was a child. As a parent of a child with a speech difference, Carla was excited when Sherry approached her with this subject. Carla watched her child growing up struggling to communicate with the outside world and was very touched with Sherry’s story. My S’s Are Messes is the book she wishes she’d had for her child. Carla is very active in the arts community and especially loves working with children and seniors. Her work has been featured in multiple galleries, magazines, and books.


Sherry McMillan
Carla Maskall

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