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From: Inna Itskovich
Date: 19 Oct 2008
Time: 23:21:38 -0500
Remote Name: 22.214.171.124
Hello, my name is Inna Itskovich and I am an NYU graduate student. Your article is very interesting and had me torn between tears and happiness. It is awful that children with Down Syndrome can have stuttering (in addition to all the other things that they are already afflicted by). I, therefore, feel so amazed that something can be done to help them to communicate more effectively and allow them to be comfortable with their speech (especially considering the fact that their speech is already so limited). However, I was wandering if it is a completely different kind of treatment from someone who does'nt have any additional disorders (whether related or not). Also, what would you say the percent of recovery (or rather ease of stuttering) is? Is it as successful for children with Down Syndrome as it is for other individuals? I feel that if the results are positive and more people can read what you have written then they would want to learn more about it and more clinicians would attemt what you do. Thank you so much for this article and for your anticipated response!!!