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ERIC Number: ED107088
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 101
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Stuttering: What It Is and What to Do About It.
Ainsworth, Stanley
Written for parents, teachers, students in training, school administrators, and stutterers themselves, the book discusses the causes, development, and treatment of stuttering. Presented are a definition, incidence figures, and overview of the impact of stuttering on an individual. Traced are the beginnings and development of stuttering in four stages from early childhood through adulthood. Various theories on the sources of stuttering (neurosis, an organic problem, or a learned behavior) are examined. A major portion of the book provided parents with suggestions on the prevention of stuttering, what to do if their child begins to stutter (such as reducing pressures), and dealing with older and adolescent stutterers. The teacher's role and the roles of other professionals (such as the pediatrician) in helping the stutterer are explained. Described is therapy used with preschool, elementary age, adolescent, and adult stutterers. Defined in a glossary are 25 terms related to stuttering. (LS)
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Note: Cliffs Speech and Hearing Series