ERIC Number: ED276207
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Si Su Hijo cartamudea: Una Guia para los Padres (If Your Child Stutters: A Guide for Parents). Publication No. 15.
Speech Foundation of America, Memphis, TN.
This Spanish language booklet is written for parents who are concerned about the speech of their young child. The goal of the booklet is to enable parents to begin working with their child, and a speech clinician if necessary, with a better understanding of the problem. The booklet discusses common parental questions such as: (1) Does my child stutter? (2) Why do some children stutter? and (3) How does the child who stutters compare with those who do not? Warning signs of children who may have a stuttering problem are discussed. The majority of the booklet contains suggestions for working with a stuttering child and includes discussion on: helping the child to speak more smoothly, effective speech interactions, nonverbal communication, ways to express positive feelings, and ways in which day-to-day living may affect or be affected by stuttering. Suggestions for encouraging better fluency include accepting the disfluencies; avoiding the stuttering label; reducing parental anxiety; reducing time pressure for the child's speech; appropriate reactions to stuttering; giving advice on reducing stuttering; and reducing the child's fears, anxieties, and frustrations with speech. (CB)
Descriptors: Anxiety, Elementary Education, Emotional Problems, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Participation, Parent Role, Speech Improvement, Speech Therapy, Stuttering, Therapists
Speech Foundation of America, P.O. Box 11749, Memphis, TN 38111 ($1.00 plus handling charge of $1.00 domestic, $2.00 international, Publication No. 15).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Speech Foundation of America, Memphis, TN.
Note: For English language version, see ED 273 079.