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Speech Therapy -> Fluency -> Affective Restructuring
Affective restructuring refers to changing the underlying feelings about a person’s stuttering or cluttering. This can be achieved through approaches such as increasing an individual’s knowledge and education about stuttering or cluttering, building acceptance, and/or developing self-advocacy skills.
- Stuttering and other fluency disorders - A fluency disorder is an interruption in the flow of speaking characterized by atypical rate, rhythm, and disfluencies (e.g., repetitions of sounds, syllables, words, and phrases; sound prolongations; and blocks), which may also be accompanied by excessive tension, speaking avoidance, struggle behaviors, and secondary mannerisms (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association [ASHA], 1993). People with fluency disorders also frequently experience psychological, emotional, social, and functional impacts as a result of their communication disorder (Tichenor & Yaruss, 2019a). Stuttering is the most common fluency disorder.
Ian Quillen, M.S., CCC-SLP
[Stuttering Facts & Myths Jeopardy.pptx] An interactive powerpoint with jeopardy facts & myths about stuttering. This can be useful to provide education to school-age, adolescent, and adult clients...