Coping Strategies and Adolescents: Learning to Take Care of Self and Stuttering during Treatment The purpose of this paper is to describe coping in the context of adolescence and stuttering. Adolescents who stutter are a unique group of individuals dealing with an episodic, variable, and chronic disorder during a critical developmental stage in their lives. We provide a brief review of adolescence, coping constructs, ... Article
Article  |   November 2011
Coping Strategies and Adolescents: Learning to Take Care of Self and Stuttering during Treatment
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Gordon W. Blood
    Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
  • Ingrid M. Blood
    Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
  • Sarah Dorward
    Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
  • Michael P. Boyle
    Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
  • G. Michael Tramontana
    Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
  • © 2011 American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
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Development / Speech, Voice & Prosodic Disorders / Fluency Disorders / Attention, Memory & Executive Functions
Article   |   November 2011
Coping Strategies and Adolescents: Learning to Take Care of Self and Stuttering during Treatment
SIG 4 Perspectives on Fluency and Fluency Disorders, November 2011, Vol. 21, 68-77. doi:10.1044/ffd21.3.68
SIG 4 Perspectives on Fluency and Fluency Disorders, November 2011, Vol. 21, 68-77. doi:10.1044/ffd21.3.68

The purpose of this paper is to describe coping in the context of adolescence and stuttering. Adolescents who stutter are a unique group of individuals dealing with an episodic, variable, and chronic disorder during a critical developmental stage in their lives. We provide a brief review of adolescence, coping constructs, coping during adolescence, and coping programs. We highlight the role of the speech-language pathologist is as an advocate/guide assisting adolescents who stutter develop appropriate, adaptive strategies for dealing with everyday stressors and the added potential stress associated with stuttering.

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