“Emotion and Speech” Treatment Approach for Young Children Who Stutter

Hiroaki Kobayashii1 and Mizokami Naomi2
1Facility of Education, Kanazawa University, Kakama-rnachi, Kanazawa-shi, Is/*tikawa-ken, 920-1192, Japan
2Graduate School of Education, Hiroshima University, Kagamiyama, Higashi-Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken, 739-8524, Japan


The purpose of this study was to determine an approach to treatment that focused on an emotional components based on the U hypothesis (Uchisugawa and Hayasaka, 1988) in addition to a speech components. A preschool boy participated in this study. He visited at 3 year and 9 months old for treatment of stuttering. The result shows that the fragility in the emotional/speech areas that were seen at first session improved, and the number of stuttering-like disfluencies decreased. The adjustability and effectiveness of the “Emotion and speech” treatment approach with young children who stutter are discussed based on these results.
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