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Semin Speech Lang. 2003 Feb;24(1):13-20.

Developing intervention programs for children with stuttering and concomitant impairments.

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Department of Communication Sciences Disorders, University of Florida Gainesville, Florida 32611-7420, USA.


School-aged children who stutter often present concomitant impairments in articulation and language that can complicate treatment. In this article, a framework is offered for designing intervention programs for such children. It is stressed that clinicians must first identify clinical priorities by determining the severity of the impairments, their impact on daily activities, others' reactions to the impairments, and the likelihood of unassisted recovery. Several potential treatment models are presented, as are general treatment principles and specific treatment strategies for three profiles of children who stutter. Suggestions are also provided for including parents and teachers in the intervention plan.

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