Parents as Partners in Young Children's Stuttering Treatment

Re: Parents as Partners

From: Anne Bothe
Date: 10/23/00
Time: 2:44:56 PM
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Hooray!! I knew he could do it, too, and I've never met him! I'm always glad to hear success stories, and I'm so glad to hear that your son is doing well.

Your question about why these approaches are getting a bad reputation -- I think I would say more that direct approaches to children's stuttering have always had a bad reputation, simply because they are in such explicit contrast to the "traditional" indirect approaches. Fields are slow to change, sometimes, even when the data have been around for decades. Your comment about your husband's experience is part of the issue, too -- If you have been exposed to a bad version of something, sometimes it's hard to believe that a different version of that same thing could possibly be good and helpful.

In any event -- Parents like you who have had good experiences can be such a help, too! Please keep telling your story, because your success story is going to inspire some clinician to try it, and that clinician is most likely going to have success with it, which means some other little boy somewhere will most likely get to stop stuttering too.

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