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ERIC Number: EJ899192
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Feb
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-1058-0360
Differing Perspectives on What to Do with a Stuttering Preschooler and Why
Onslow, Mark; Yaruss, J. Scott
American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, v16 n1 p65-68 Feb 2007
Purpose: In order to produce a compact and readable overview of clinical issues for clinicians, the authors developed a "1,000-bites" format in which they discuss a topic initiated by one of the authors. Method: The format is designed to give the reader the feeling of contemporaneous observation of a conversation between 2 authors. To that end, the format guidelines are as follows: (a) alternating responses from the authors with no response greater than 100 words; (b) a maximum of 1,000 words per author; (c) when one author has used 1,000 words, the other can complete 1,000 words in a final response or opt to not issue a final response; (d) debate may be controversial and vigorous but must be collegial; and (e) a noncontemporaneous edit by an author to a response requires the agreement of the other author. Conclusions: The "1,000-bites" format achieved a collegial exchange between 2 discussants with differing opinions by creating a single work of shared authorship by them. Arguably, this format is more informative to clinicians than independent essays and rebuttals in a sequence of letters to the editor. One of its advantages is that it provides insights into the issue at stake by means of short and contemporaneous segments of spontaneous interaction.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A