Parents as Partners in Young Children's Stuttering Treatment

sensitive temperament and direct therapy

From: Jane Keegan
Date: 10/14/00
Time: 3:53:20 PM
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Hello, I found your paper informative. I have a few questions:

1) How do you think using indirect and direct therapy together would influence the outcome of beginning stutters?

2) I have just finished reading theories pertaining to the cause of stuttering. One of the theories, which hasn't been studied much, delt with sensitive temperament. It explained that a person of this temperament may be more inclined to have more struggle behaviors when he is stuttering. Direct therapy would appear to make people of this tempermant stutter more due to its direct honesty. Have you heard information regarding sensitivity and stuttering? And, do think the results you found would have to dismiss this theory?

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