2003 IFA Congress: Montreal, Canada

Group Therapy for School-Aged Children Who Stutter and Their Parents

Suzana Jelcic Jaksic1 and Mirjana Lasan2
1Croatian Association for People Who Stutter “Hinko F rennd ” and Zagreb Children’s Hospital, Klaiceva 16, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
2Croatian Association for People Who Stutter “Hinko Freund” Klaiceva 16, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia

SUMMARY

This academic. year for the first time, The Croatian Association for People Who Stutter “Hinko Freund,” organized group therapy for school-aged children and their parents. The intervention employed an integral therapy approach to stuttering. Eight boys and girls, ranging in age from 7-11 years, participated. The children met once a week for an hour at a time. Once monthly, at the same time as the children met, parents and/or other family members attended an organized education and group counselling program. Attendance at group therapy included identical pre- and post-therapy evaluations. The results of therapy and directions for the future are discussed.
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