What is Stuttering or Dysfluency?
Stuttering or Dysfluency is identified by a generalized break in the flow of speech. It can be characterized by the repetitions of words, sounds, or phrases. It may coexist with twitching, straining, or other bodily movements. It can occur all the time or in highly stressful situations.
How is Stuttering/Dysfluency Treated?
There are a variety of techniques that a Speech Language Pathologist can utilize with an individual that is dysfluent. The technique that is chosen is patient specific and chosen based on how dysfluent the patient may be.
Key Stuttering Organizations and Resources
A. Stuttering Foundation of America (SFA) P: 1-800-992-9392
B. National Stuttering Assocation P: 1-800-937-8888
C. Friends: Association for Young People Who Stutter
D. Specialty Board on Fluency Disorders
E. The Stuttering Home Page
1. School-Age Stuttering Therapy: A Practical Guide by N. Reardon-Reaves and J.S. Yaruss (2013)
F. Stuttering Therapy Resources, Inc.
G. Stuttering Center
Long Island Center for Speech
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