2018 Joint World Congress: Hiroshima, Japan

Pallavi KELKAR1

1School of Audiology and Speech Language Pathology, BharatiVidyapeeth (Deemed University)


Abstract. “Positive change” for persons with stuttering is a complex variable composed of reduction in stuttering severity as well as improvement in attitudes, participation and quality of life. This paper describes how the use of Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT) along with speech therapy for stuttering can bring about holistic positive outcomes. Its use in individual and group therapy for children and adults has been discussed, with activities under each category. Case studies of persons who benefitted from this approach have been outlined against the backdrop of the sociocultural scenario in India.

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