Therapy with the teenage stutterer

by Alden
(Ontario, Canada)

I have been using a combination of Stuttering Modification and Fluency Shaping approaches. For the advanced stutterer is seems as though stuttering is what they do when they try not to stutter. I have lost clients who became discouraged by lack of progress and who just found the exercises and homework associated with reducing negative feelings and eliminating avoidance to be embarrassing. Moving on to fluency enhancing techniques and DAF does not seem to be effective without a good grounding in reducing their "Fear," which is what is causing stuttering blocks. Any suggestions for activities for the self-conscious fluency client would be much appreciated. Thank you.

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