What Does a Grapefruit Have to do with Stuttering?

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From: Kristin Pelczarski
Date: 21 Oct 2008
Time: 09:55:35 -0500
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Analogies are a great way to communicate complex ideas – there are a number of them presented in this conference! I would recommend this analogy be used more with older school-aged kids (early teens), teenagers and adults, rather than preschool or young school-aged children. The analogy asks clients to think about avoidance or if told to a different population, provides an example that is really great for people who do not stutter to understand the experience a little more (especially parents!) If the client doesn’t understand the analogy, it can still be used as a “jumping off point” to get them talking about avoidance, or word changing or just how they experience stuttering. I talk about this topic a little more in some of the earlier responses if you are interested in reading more about it. Thanks for the question. Hope this helps!

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