Treating the Gifted Client Treating gifted individuals can be both rewarding and challenging. As clients, they often present a thorough understanding of the therapy plan and offer worthwhile perspectives. However, this population’s tendency toward perfectionism can make it difficult to get them out of their comfort zones, a necessary part of stuttering therapy. Procedures ... Article
Article  |   August 01, 2008
Treating the Gifted Client
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  • Dale F. Williams
    Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL
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Speech, Voice & Prosodic Disorders / Fluency Disorders / Articles
Article   |   August 01, 2008
Treating the Gifted Client
SIG 4 Perspectives on Fluency and Fluency Disorders, August 2008, Vol. 18, 60-63. doi:10.1044/ffd18.2.60
SIG 4 Perspectives on Fluency and Fluency Disorders, August 2008, Vol. 18, 60-63. doi:10.1044/ffd18.2.60
Abstract

Treating gifted individuals can be both rewarding and challenging. As clients, they often present a thorough understanding of the therapy plan and offer worthwhile perspectives. However, this population’s tendency toward perfectionism can make it difficult to get them out of their comfort zones, a necessary part of stuttering therapy. Procedures such as modeling, setting attainable goals, and accelerating the instruction can help them experience success and transfer skills to environments outside the clinic room.

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