ERIC Number: ED314909
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Assessment and Therapy Programme for Dysfluent Children. Manual, and Parent's Worbook, Children's Workbook and Assessment Booklet.
The purpose of this program is to simplify and objectify the process of data-gathering and behavior modification involved in diagnosing and treating stuttering and related dysfluency problems. Following an introduction, the assessment process is described; this involves a complete evaluation of the child's speech and language and an assessment of the family's lifestyle and environment. An intensive, 10-day intervention program is then presented, with daily therapeutic plans for both children's group sessions and parents' group sessions. The sessions emphasize brainstorming, therapeutic games, problem solving, discussions, parent/child agreements, and homework. To ensure maintenance of fluency, follow-up sessions are proposed. Appendixes include discussion guidelines, games and exercises, and completed sample pages from the companion workbooks for parents and children. The original workbooks, and the Assessment Booklet, are also included with this document. The complete program package also includes an audiocassette giving examples of fluency techniques. (PB)
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Clinical Diagnosis, Educational Diagnosis, Elementary Secondary Education, Intervention, Parent Counseling, Parent Education, Parent Participation, Preschool Education, Speech Therapy, Stuttering
Communication Skill Builders, 3830 E. Bellevue, P.O. Box 42050, Tucson, AZ 85733 ($75.00 for complete kit consisting of manual, assessment booklets, parents' workbooks, children's workbooks, and audio cassette. Booklets come in sets of 5 and may be ordered separately; manual and audio cassette are not available separately).
Publication Type: Non-Print Media; Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Parents
Authoring Institution: N/A