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Date: 05 Oct 2006
Time: 12:57:16 -0500
Remote Name: 18.104.22.168
Good question. Early in the conversations, there tended to be less disfluency, as they concentrated on speech production. As the conversation got more natural and the kids became more comfortable, sometimes I did see a return to (but not exceeding) previous disfluency levels. Although this sequence was not perfect, I will also say that I didnít notice any avoidance behaviors during these times, so it wasnít a complete reversion to the old speaking ways. Interestingly, a couple of times clients used obvious (at least to them and me) voluntary stuttering and the listeners later told me that they heard no stuttering at all. That taught the kids something too.