If after careful observations and testing of attitudes, fluency, and related speech and language behaviors, you decide that the child needs therapy, What will you do? Where do you start?
Obviously, we can't show you everything you'll need to do in therapy. But we can show you some of the fundamental aspects.
According to Hugo H. Gregory, Ph. D., "There many individual differences among school-age children who stutter. In the consistency of their stuttering and their awareness of difficulty."
"Some of these children may also have articulation and language problems. And as discussed earlier in this video, clinicians should give considerations to these children's feelings and beliefs about talking. As you work to modify to those factors that interfere with the forward flow of speech, you choose procedures ranging along a continuum, from general speech change such as pausing and phrasing, easier initiations, and smooth movements to more specific modifications of stuttering."
According to Dr. Jabrowski, "Therapy should be tailored to meet the needs and abilities of each individual child. In particular, in the beginning, stages of therapy we pay attention to the child's level of awareness and sensitivity. It is important for us to continually check in with the child along the way to ensure a good fit between where the child is and where we are in therapy.