ERIC Number: ED250866
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Language-Based Therapy for Young Child Stutterers: Rationale and Techniques.
Myers, Florence L.; Wall, Meryl J.
A three-factor model for the management of early childhood stuttering is proposed that takes into account stuttering's psychosocial, psycholinguistic, and physiological aspects. The primary focus of the present article is the psycholinguistic factor. To this end, a rationale for the use of language-based therapy is presented, together with specific techniques for carrying out such a therapy. Guidelines are offered regarding the following aspects (sample suggestions in parentheses): the physical setting (a low-structured setting for the very young stutterer), the linguistic setting (careful use of questions), the sequencing of linguistic events in therapy (beginning with brief, one or two-word utterances), and pragmatic aspects of therapy (assisting the child to generalize fluency and controls in situations especially difficult for the child). (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association (Cincinnati, OH, November 15-19, 1983).