What Does a Grapefruit Have to do with Stuttering?

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Re: Question

From: Kristin Pelczarski
Date: 14 Oct 2008
Time: 09:57:01 -0500
Remote Name: 151.195.3.100

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Hi there! Thanks for your questions. I will do my best to answer them for you. Depending on the age of the client, you might be just fine with describing the scenario verbally. I most often do that if Iím talking to a teenager or an adult. In fact, I havenít used this activity with a school-aged child, but will use the analogy with the childís parents to help them understand the experience more. When I do use the concrete experience of actually holding and hiding the grapefruit (either having the client do it or model it myself) can be done in a relatively short period of time. There isnít really a need to have someone carry it around all day Ė just experiencing it for a few minutes will likely bring the message home. Hope that helps! Thanks again for your questions!


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