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Speech Therapy -> Fluency -> Dealing with Feelings / Self-disclosure / Support
Dealing with feelings refers to skills individuals can practice to address or cope with their feelings surrounding stuttering/cluttering. Self-disclosure refers to the act of an individual communicating or identifying that they are a person who stutters or clutters. Support refers to identifying and building supportive systems for the individual who stutters or clutters (e.g., at home, school, in the community) and connecting them to resources for people who stutter or clutter.
- 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...