ERIC Number: ED276228
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
Mon Enfant Begaie-t-il? un guide pour les parents (If Your Child Stutters: A Guide for Parents). Publication No. 17.
Ainsworth, Stanley, Ed.
This booklet is written for French speaking parents who have young children than may stutter. 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 is designed to answer to 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 major portion of the booklet contains suggestions for working with a stuttering child which address ways to effect smoother speech, 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, reacting appropriately to stuttering; giving precise, non-threatening 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). Also available in English and Spanish.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Speech Foundation of America, Memphis, TN.
Note: Translated from English by Jane Fraser-Gruss. For the English original, see ED 273 079. For related documents, see ED 273 078 and ED 273 080.