What is the neurology of stuttering?

By |2021-03-14T19:06:39-06:00March 14th, 2021||

The two most prominent neurological abnormalities associated with stuttering: Overactive speech motor control, resulting in too much speech muscle movement, such as hard blocks, prolongations, and repetitions. DAF helps stutterers to slow down speech muscle movements. Fluency shaping therapy trains stutterers to speak with relaxed speech muscle movements. Underactive auditory processing, resulting in poor integration [...]

What treatments are effective for school-age children?

By |2021-03-14T18:56:31-06:00March 14th, 2021||

School-age children can do the adult stuttering therapies including fluency shaping and DAF. The difference between school-age children and adults is who should provide the therapy. A 1996 study divided 98 children (9 to 14 years old) into four groups: Fluency shaping in a speech clinic. Teaching fluency shaping to the parents, who then provided therapy [...]

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