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Re: Vasa's Question 2 (Repost from above)

From: John B. Ellis
Date: 12 Oct 2004
Time: 11:21:41 -0500
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“Integration” of fluency shaping and stuttering modification approaches has been a goal and practice of many therapists for the past 10 years. Part of the rationale behind this movement was to combine the strengths of each approach while minimizing their weaknesses. For example, many clinicians would agree that modification of stuttering intervention includes strong desensitization measures, and that fluency shaping approaches teach an array of techniques that powerfully facilitate fluent speech. Part of my interpretation of Peter and Darrell’s article is that densitization through confrontation reduces levels of tension, anxiety and apprehension in order to make the use of fluency shaping techniques more successful.

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