Point-Counterpoint: Synergistic Stuttering Therapy: Holistic Treatment for People Who Stutter Synergistic stuttering therapy is an integrated approach combining short-term intensive as well as more long-term treatment elements. People who stutter participate in a comprehensive assessment that evaluates three domains: speech and language, attitudes and feelings, and environmental factors. Treatment, then, is planned to address those areas identified in the ... Viewpoint
Viewpoint  |   April 01, 2002
Point-Counterpoint: Synergistic Stuttering Therapy: Holistic Treatment for People Who Stutter
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Donna K. Cooperman
    The College of Saint Rose Albany, NY
  • Charleen M. Bloom, Sr.
    The College of Saint Rose Albany, NY
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Speech, Voice & Prosodic Disorders / Fluency Disorders / Speech, Voice & Prosody / Viewpoints
Viewpoint   |   April 01, 2002
Point-Counterpoint: Synergistic Stuttering Therapy: Holistic Treatment for People Who Stutter
SIG 4 Perspectives on Fluency and Fluency Disorders, April 2002, Vol. 12, 5-8. doi:10.1044/ffd12.1.5
SIG 4 Perspectives on Fluency and Fluency Disorders, April 2002, Vol. 12, 5-8. doi:10.1044/ffd12.1.5
Synergistic stuttering therapy is an integrated approach combining short-term intensive as well as more long-term treatment elements. People who stutter participate in a comprehensive assessment that evaluates three domains: speech and language, attitudes and feelings, and environmental factors. Treatment, then, is planned to address those areas identified in the assessment.
Synergistic psychology was proposed by Smoluchas (1988)  as a metatheory for synthesizing different psychological theories into an explanation of how social, cognitive and biological factors interact in human behavior. He points out that in a synergistic framework the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Synergistic psychology allows for the integration of separate but related theoretical frameworks.
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