A Practitioner’s View of Treating Stuttering
To Determine the Following
How long has the
child been stuttering?
How aware of his stuttering is
Are others in the environment
reacting to his stuttering?
4. What is
the child’s type or pattern
of stuttering? (Repetitions;
prolongations; stoppage of airflow
or sound; fears; frustration;
refusal to speak?
Has previous treatment been attempted?
Are parents and/or teachers interested and able to help?
Does child have other issues (e.g., difficulty with artic. or language
or motor or cognitive or
exercises help facilitate
Specific, consistent monitored practice is
Client’s "Belief System” plays an important part in changing his
attitudes, and ultimately his speech
4. Positive Self-Talk leads
to lasting, durable improvement
frustrating, but it is a prerequisite for success (Fact: Successful people
fail more than unsuccessful people).
The goal of therapy
is the achievement of smooth, spontaneous
fluency, not fractured fluency.
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