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J Commun Disord. 1995 Jun;28(2):107-24.

Decision making in the treatment of school-age children who stutter.

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Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders, Teachers College, University of Nebraska, Lincoln 68583-0731, USA.


The purpose of this article is to provide clinicians information on some of the key issues in making decisions about the treatment process for children who stutter. Ten decisions that should be considered prior to, during, and at the time of dismissal are discussed. These decisions relate to a number of issues regarding treatment such as: increasing clinicians' confidence in treating stuttering in children, setting long- and short-term goals, selecting an approach to treatment, documenting progress, involving parents and teachers in the treatment process, and determining when the child is ready to be dismissed from treatment. Additionally, questions clinicians should ask themselves are presented with each of the ten decisions. The intent of this article is to show how an analysis of clinical information systematically collected over a period of time will help a clinician make accurate decisions about the treatment of children who stutter.

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