Update from Task Force on Fluency Services in the Schools During recent months, the Task Force on Fluency Services in the Schools has been working to fulfill its third charge, specifically: To facilitate dialogue with individuals who have the power to influence political and policy-making decisions in school settings, to the benefit of children with fluency disorders. ... SIG News
SIG News  |   March 01, 1998
Update from Task Force on Fluency Services in the Schools
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  • Kristin ChmelaChair
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Fluency Disorders / SIG News
SIG News   |   March 01, 1998
Update from Task Force on Fluency Services in the Schools
SIG 4 Perspectives on Fluency and Fluency Disorders, March 1998, Vol. 8, 7. doi:10.1044/ffd8.2.7
SIG 4 Perspectives on Fluency and Fluency Disorders, March 1998, Vol. 8, 7. doi:10.1044/ffd8.2.7
During recent months, the Task Force on Fluency Services in the Schools has been working to fulfill its third charge, specifically:

To facilitate dialogue with individuals who have the power to influence political and policy-making decisions in school settings, to the benefit of children with fluency disorders.

In September, the Division 4 Steering Committee reviewed the draft statements developed for the formulation of a brochure targeted at informing such individuals about the nature of stuttering, the need for ongoing training and consultation, and available resources. As a task force, we feel the brochure would be a valuable tool for educating individuals with policy making power. The brochure was designed to develop awareness of the need for effective school-based services for children who stutter. Speech-language pathologists have reported that they may use the brochure in a number of ways:
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