Seeing is Believing

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Re: Question

From: Carla Di Domenicantonio
Date: 05 May 2010
Time: 17:14:30 -0500
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Hi, Jenny - Thank you for your question. I often use video recordings with fluency clients depending on their age. I believe that it is important for them to identify the behaviours that they want to change. It is also a form of desensitization. Some are apprehensive at first and later express how the video had "opened their eyes." I also use the Lidcombe severity ratings chart with clients for all kinds of reasons. It is a great way to get clients involved in their therapy and to have a visible goal they are working towards. The letter is quite unique to David and I haven't thought it appropriate for any other client thus far. I may use a similar idea one day. I also used pausing with David which is a well known technique (one of several) for slowing down speech. David's case is more about the use of tools to achieve goals, more than it is about technique. I hope this answers your question. All the best, Carla.

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