A Fluency Rules Therapy Program for Young Children in the Public Schools This article presents a "fluency rules" therapy program designed specifically for young children who stutter. This treatment program, which consists of seven rules for fluent speech production, was developed and pilot tested in a public school environment. Preliminary results based on nine children indicate that the Fluency Rules Program is ... Research Article
Research Article  |   October 01, 1986
A Fluency Rules Therapy Program for Young Children in the Public Schools
 
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  • Charles M. Runyan is a professor and Sara Elizabeth Runyan is an assistant professor in the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA 22807. Requests for reprints may be sent to this address.
    Charles M. Runyan is a professor and Sara Elizabeth Runyan is an assistant professor in the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA 22807. Requests for reprints may be sent to this address.×
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Research Article   |   October 01, 1986
A Fluency Rules Therapy Program for Young Children in the Public Schools
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, October 1986, Vol. 17, 276-284. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.1704.276
History: Received September 25, 1984 , Accepted September 10, 1985
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, October 1986, Vol. 17, 276-284. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.1704.276
History: Received September 25, 1984; Accepted September 10, 1985

This article presents a "fluency rules" therapy program designed specifically for young children who stutter. This treatment program, which consists of seven rules for fluent speech production, was developed and pilot tested in a public school environment. Preliminary results based on nine children indicate that the Fluency Rules Program is effective in producing fluent speech and the children's speech production remained fluent for a 1–2 year period.

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