Stuttering and Down Syndrome

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Re: Stuttering and Down Syndrome

From: Judith Eckardt
Date: 20 Oct 2008
Time: 21:54:55 -0500
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Hello, Downs Children are more likely to persist in their stuttering because of the many high risk factors. As far as a counseling technique, being a good listener is most important and I always tell parents "It's not your fault that your child stuttes." Yes, I do tell children "It's OK to have bumps in your speech. It will get better." Stuttering is a cycle disorder and it usually does get better unless a lot of SHAME and AVOIDANCE BEHAVIORS develop. Thank you. Judith

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