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Speech Therapy -> Fluency -> Stuttering Modifications Techniques
Stuttering modification techniques refer to speech techniques that attempt to modify stuttering or cluttering in a way that makes it easier, less tense, and more forward moving.
- 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.
- Given minimal cues, Rosalia will use slowed rate and easy onset speech to reduce dysfluencies and increase intelligibility at the conversational level with 80% accuracy over 5 consecutive sessions as measured by data and observation to improve fluency. 3
- Jane will use pull-out strategies, during a structured reading aloud task, with 80% accuracy across 3 out of 5 sessions. 0
- Luke will use preparatory sets, prior to moments of anticipated stuttering within a conversational treatment task in 80% of opportunities across 5 consecutive sessions. 0
- Miquel will learn and practice fluency control strategy of slowed rate, progressing from word level responses to phoneme level responses independently with 90% accuracy over 3 consecutive sessions to improve speech fluency. 2
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