The Young Stuttering Child Who Attends School: What Challenges! Visualize (for any of you working outside the public school setting), a solitary 3-year-old child, struggling and off balance, as he teeters downward from the “city bus” and approaches the large glass doors of your speech and hearing facility. He strains to open the door and finally manages ... Article
Article  |   February 01, 2006
The Young Stuttering Child Who Attends School: What Challenges!
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  • Susan M. Cochrane
    Freedom To Speak Honeoye, New York
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Speech, Voice & Prosodic Disorders / Fluency Disorders / School-Based Settings / Articles
Article   |   February 01, 2006
The Young Stuttering Child Who Attends School: What Challenges!
SIG 4 Perspectives on Fluency and Fluency Disorders, February 2006, Vol. 16, 3-5. doi:10.1044/ffd16.1.3
SIG 4 Perspectives on Fluency and Fluency Disorders, February 2006, Vol. 16, 3-5. doi:10.1044/ffd16.1.3
Visualize (for any of you working outside the public school setting), a solitary 3-year-old child, struggling and off balance, as he teeters downward from the “city bus” and approaches the large glass doors of your speech and hearing facility. He strains to open the door and finally manages to approach the clinic secretary. He announces to her that he has arrived for his biweekly speech therapy session. He takes a seat in the waiting area, picks up an old issue of Parents Magazine, and thumbing through it, patiently waits for his therapist to appear. You may thoughtfully reflect, “how absurd.” If indeed this is your reaction, you have just begun to realize the challenges presented to the school-based clinician, expected to treat the young child who stutters at school.
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