Culture-Based Considerations in Programming for Stuttering Intervention With African American Clients and Their Families This article describes a clinical framework that may be used with African American children who stutter and their families. It includes discussion of the clinical importance of culture-based factors such as myths, oral presentation styles, narrative discourse styles, and cognitive learning styles, as well as rules for interaction and turn-taking. ... Research to Practice
Research to Practice  |   July 01, 1998
Culture-Based Considerations in Programming for Stuttering Intervention With African American Clients and Their Families
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Tommie L. Robinson, Jr.
    Children’s National Medical Center, Scottish Rite Center for Childhood Language Disorders, 111 Michigan Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20010
  • Thomas A. Crowe
    The University of Mississippi, University
  • Corresponding author: e-mail: trobinso@cnmc.org
Article Information
Speech, Voice & Prosodic Disorders / Fluency Disorders / Cultural & Linguistic Diversity / Research to Practice
Research to Practice   |   July 01, 1998
Culture-Based Considerations in Programming for Stuttering Intervention With African American Clients and Their Families
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, July 1998, Vol. 29, 172-179. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.2903.172
History: Received December 16, 1997 , Accepted January 13, 1998
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, July 1998, Vol. 29, 172-179. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.2903.172
History: Received December 16, 1997; Accepted January 13, 1998

This article describes a clinical framework that may be used with African American children who stutter and their families. It includes discussion of the clinical importance of culture-based factors such as myths, oral presentation styles, narrative discourse styles, and cognitive learning styles, as well as rules for interaction and turn-taking. These factors are considered relative to the various clinical stages in the evaluation and treatment of stuttering in African Americans.

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