Stuttering and Down Syndrome

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Incorporating behavior management with stuttering therapy

From: Sarah NMU Student
Date: 21 Oct 2008
Time: 13:13:20 -0500
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Down's children often have sensory integration issues which results in their inability to calmly receive stimuli from their environment and process it. Often the presence of everyday stimuli can cause over reactions and an inability to regulate their behaviors. Behaviors that can be exhibited include distractibility, extreme need for routine, repetitive behaviors, frustration resulting in tantrums, and reactivity (excitement). Any kind of excitement, positive or negative, can cause more stuttering to emerge.

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