Treatments for stuttering in preschool and elementary school-age children Yuki Hara 1 Keyword: 吃音 , 幼児から学齢児 , 流暢発話体験 , コミュニケーション環境調整 , 模倣 , stuttering , fluency-enhancing environment , treatment , children , modeling pp.98-104
Published Date 2005/7/1
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.6001100037
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 In the present paper, the treatment processes of two boys who stutter are discussed. The records of their treatments as well as information obtained from a workshop held in 2003 by the Stuttering Foundation of America were examined to gain guiding principles of therapy for preschool and elementary school-age children who stutter. The purposes of intervention during these periods in child development are to establish a fluency-enhancing environment and to increase children's experience in speaking fluently. For these purposes, it is effective to provide (1) intensive parent counseling for modification of the communication environment and (2) fluency-development programs tailored to the individual child. With regard to the latter, three major treatment stages are described: (1) modeling, (2) providing systematic tasks, and (3) teaching specific skills for easy speech. It is our great hope that many speech-language-hearing therapists will become involved in the treatment of stuttering.

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