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School-Age Fluency Roundup: From Inception to Outcome

School-Age Fluency Roundup: From Inception to Outcome

Alice Anne G. Farley1 and Judith H. Martin2
1Speech Pathology Practice and Steps to Fluency, 7436 Forest Court, Irmo, SC 29063
2Department of Comm. Sciences and Disorders. University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208

SUMMARY

Inspired by presentations made at the 2002 SID#4 Albuquerque Leadership Conference, two fluency specialists from South Carolina were challenged to inaugurate an intensive gathering of school-age fluency clients that would also provide training for parents, students, and clinicians. The University of South Carolina offered the site and sponsorship for the continuing education project. Tuition support was obtained from the SC State Department of Education and the National Student Speech-Language- Hearing Association. The Roundup showcased Steps to Fluency © Farley, a color—coded treatment program, combining fluency shaping and stuttering modification. Two training days for SLPS / SLP students preceded the Roundup.

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The Why and How of Parent Groups

The Why and How of Parent Groups

Willie Botterill, and Frances Cook
The Michael Palin Centre for Stuttering Children, Finsbury Health Centre, Pine Street, London, ECIR OLP, UK.

SUMMARY

The Michael Palin Centre has been involved in running groups for stuttering children and their parents for many years. This paper will explain why and how groups provide such a powerful environment for parents in helping their child who stutters. We will discuss some of the key processes involved in running an effective psycho-educational group for parents. We will also present a blue print for the organisation and running of a six-session weekly group package, as well as the extended two—week intensive programme. Parent satisfaction measures will also be discussed.

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Work in Progress: An Exploration of Parents’ Experience of the Lidcombe Program

Work in Progress: An Exploration of Parents’ Experience of the Lidcombe Program

Rosemarie Hayhow
Speech and Language Therapy Research Unit, Frerzchay Hospital, Bristol BSI6 LE, UK

SUMMARY

This presentation reports on the preliminary findings from a study that aims to explore parents’ experience of the Lidcombe Program (LP), a parent based treatment for early stuttering. A discussion of why this exploration is being undertaken is followed by consideration of some of the methodological issues that are being addressed. Themes that have emerged from six pilot interviews are presented with a brief discussion of how these will inform the next stage of the study.

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Group Therapy for School-Aged Children Who Stutter and Their Parents

Group Therapy for School-Aged Children Who Stutter and Their Parents

Suzana Jelcic Jaksic1 and Mirjana Lasan2
1Croatian Association for People Who Stutter “Hinko F rennd ” and Zagreb Children’s Hospital, Klaiceva 16, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
2Croatian Association for People Who Stutter “Hinko Freund” Klaiceva 16, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia

SUMMARY

This academic. year for the first time, The Croatian Association for People Who Stutter “Hinko Freund,” organized group therapy for school-aged children and their parents. The intervention employed an integral therapy approach to stuttering. Eight boys and girls, ranging in age from 7-11 years, participated. The children met once a week for an hour at a time. Once monthly, at the same time as the children met, parents and/or other family members attended an organized education and group counselling program. Attendance at group therapy included identical pre- and post-therapy evaluations. The results of therapy and directions for the future are discussed.

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Some Factors Influencing Early Referral of Dysfluent Children S

Some Factors Influencing Early Referral of Dysfluent Children

Roberta Lees1, Cameron Stark2, Susan Birse3 and Pam Nicolla4
1Dept. of Speech and Language Therapy, University of Strathclyde, 76 Southbrae Drive, Glasgow, G13 1 PP, Scotland.
2Honorary Senior Lecturer, Highlands and Islands Research Insititute, University of Aberdeen, Scotland.
3Health Information and Resources, Highland Health Board, Inverness, Scotland.
4Royal Northern Infirmary, Ness Walk, Inverness, Scotland.

SUMMARY

Two studies are reported on the attitudes and knowledge of possible direct or indirect referrers of young dysfluent children to speech and language therapy. The first study looked at the referral rates and underlying assumptions held by primary care professionals (general practitioners and health visitors) and the second study investigated understanding of dysfluency and ability to recognise stuttering of pre-school educators. One of the main factors affecting referral by primary care professionals was having training in dysfluency. The majority of pre-school educators wished more training and had little information on aetiology, though a surprising number claimed to be able to recognise stuttering.

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JFD

Journal of Fluency DisordersBrowse the current issue
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