Stuttering and Down Syndrome

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Stuttering and Down Syndrome

From: Fiana
Date: 20 Oct 2008
Time: 11:53:20 -0500
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Hello Judith,My name is Fiana. I am a graduate student at NYU in Lee Caggiano's fluency disorder class. I found your article to be very interesting. I was curious to find out what the likelihood of children with Down Syndrome spontaneously recovering from their stuttering (since they have many other maintaining factors) would be like compared to "normal developing" children who stutter? In addition, would you recommend using specific counseling techniques with both students and parents to eliminate and/or reduce the "shame of stuttering?" I was also wondering if it is a good idea to tell people who stutter;"It's OK to have bumps in your speech; "It's OK to stutter;" and "It will get better" because how does the SLP know if the stuttering will get better or not? Thank you so much for your informative and interesting article and time.

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