Power2 Relapse Management With Adolescents Who Stutter Clinical Forum
Clinical Forum  |   April 01, 1995
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Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Gordon W. Blood
    Pennsylvania State University, University Park
  • Contact author: Gordon W. Blood, Department of Communication Disorders, Penn State University, 110 Moore Building, University Park, PA 16802-3100.
    Contact author: Gordon W. Blood, Department of Communication Disorders, Penn State University, 110 Moore Building, University Park, PA 16802-3100.×
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Speech, Voice & Prosodic Disorders / Fluency Disorders / Clinical Forum: Treating Fluency Disorders
Clinical Forum   |   April 01, 1995
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Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, April 1995, Vol. 26, 169-179. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.2602.169
History: Received May 27, 1993 , Accepted November 15, 1993
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, April 1995, Vol. 26, 169-179. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.2602.169
History: Received May 27, 1993; Accepted November 15, 1993

This article describes a cognitive-behavioral treatment package for relapse management in adolescents who stutter. The package includes training techniques in problem solving, general communication skills, and assertiveness, as well as coping responses for stuttering episodes and realistic expectations for fluency and relapse. Three high school students were included in a multiple baseline across subjects design used to evaluate the treatment package. All subjects met the criterion of ≤ 3% disfluencies and positive changes in attitudes and feelings at the 12-month follow-up phase. Implications for the use of a game therapy for counseling/relapse prevention are discussed.

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