ERIC Number: ED081138
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Stuttering: Successes and Failures in Therapy. Actual Case Histories as Reported by Certain Authorities. Publication No. 6.
Luper, Harold, Ed.
Presented are 18 case studies of successful and unsuccessful speech therapy with stutterers. Stressed is the importance of the therapeutic relationship for the success of any speech therapy technique. Each of nine therapists presents both a successful and an unsuccessful case study. Case studies usually include background information, a discussion of the progress of the therapy, followup information, and a general discussion. An example of a clinical success is Lynne, who at 21 years of age had a long history of stuttering, but improved as a result of recognizing and changing feelings of unworthiness. A clinical failure reported by the same therapist is Bill, also a college student, who appeared to gain little insight into his problem or develop motivation to overcome it. A final section discusses factors often related to success in the case studies such as a belief in eventual success by both stutterer and clinician, a readiness to work, the establishment of a therapeutic climate, and the involvement of others in therapy. (DB)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Exceptional Child Education, Failure, Interpersonal Relationship, Speech Handicaps, Speech Therapy, Stuttering, Success
Speech Foundation of America, 152 Lombardy Road, Memphis, Tennessee 38111 ($1.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Speech Foundation of America, Memphis, TN.