Stuttering and Bilingualism in Children and Adults

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Re: Stuttering and Bilingualism

From: Brian Humphrey
Date: 06 Oct 2008
Time: 21:46:48 -0500
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Julie, you wrote: I have been treating a 6 year old boy who is from India. His fluency has improved in English but he continues to have more trouble, stuttering in his first language, Tamil. Any suggestions? Julie, Before I respond,I wonder if you could answer some questions for me. Have you observed that the boy stutters more severely in Tamil, or was that observation reported to you? May I assume that you do not speak Tamil? Is there a member of the family who may be interested in learning to work with the boy? BH

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