Speech Therapy -> Fluency -> Awareness / Identification

Awareness / Identification

Awareness and identification refer to noticing when stuttering/cluttering occurs. It can also refer to noticing secondary behaviors around moments of stuttering/cluttering, or labeling thoughts and feelings about stuttering/cluttering.

Activity List(s)

Related Disorder(s)

  • 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.

Goal Bank

  • Clay will self-identify avoidant behaviors secondary to their stuttering, during natural and structured treatment tasks with 90% accuracy across 3 out of 5 sessions. 0
  • Marco will produce vocalic /r/ (ER, AR, AIR, EAR, IRE, OR) in words, phrases, and sentences, with modeling and 80% accuracy, for 3 data collection, to actively participate in everyday activities. 0
  • Jimmie will independently demonstrate awareness of dysfluencies (in clinician and self) at the phonemeal level with 90% accuracy over five consecutive sessions as measured by data and observation to demonstrate improved identification skills. 2


  • Story and Conversation Starters preview

    Story and Conversation Starters

    Jessica Lenden-Holt

    Story Starter photos for sentence or conversational level goals. Can be modified to target articulation, language or fluency.


  • Stuttering Facts & Myths Jeopardy preview

    Stuttering Facts & Myths Jeopardy

    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...


  • Kiki Celebrates Spring preview

    Kiki Celebrates Spring

    Bailey Morgan, M.A., CCC-SLP

    Kiki Celebrates Spring. Short story with spring vocabulary, can be used by itself or with one of the Spring resources (i.e. making strawberry shortcake activity, bee pattern tracing...)

    Includes activity list