Caregiver-Child Interactions and Their Impact on Children’s Fluency Implications for Treatment Clinical Forum
Clinical Forum  |   January 01, 2004
Caregiver-Child Interactions and Their Impact on Children’s Fluency
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Nan Bernstein Ratner
    0100 Lefrak Hall, The University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742
  • Corresponding author: e-mail: nratner@hesp.umd.edu
Article Information
Speech, Voice & Prosodic Disorders / Fluency Disorders / Speech, Voice & Prosody / Clinical Forum: Understanding and Treatment of Stuttering
Clinical Forum   |   January 01, 2004
Caregiver-Child Interactions and Their Impact on Children’s Fluency
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, January 2004, Vol. 35, 46-56. doi:10.1044/0161-1461(2004/006)
History: Received October 1, 2002 , Accepted June 2, 2003
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, January 2004, Vol. 35, 46-56. doi:10.1044/0161-1461(2004/006)
History: Received October 1, 2002; Accepted June 2, 2003
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There is a relatively strong focus in the stuttering literature on the desirability of selected alterations in parental speech and language style in the management of early stuttering. In this article, the existing research support for such recommendations is evaluated, together with relevant research from the normal language acquisition literature that bears on the potential consequences of changing parental interaction style. Recommendations with relatively stronger and weaker support are discussed. Ways in which children’s communication styles and fluency may be altered through newer fluency treatment protocols are contrasted with older, more general parent advisements. Finally, directions for future research into the efficacy of recommendations made to the parents of children who stutter (CWS) are offered.

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