2003 IFA Congress: Montreal, Canada

Evaluating a Parent/Child Treatment Program for Preschool Children Who Stutter

Craig Coleman1, J. Scott Yaruss2, and David Hammer3
1Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Department of Audiology and Communication Disorders and the Stuttering Center of Western Pennsylvania, Corporate One Office Park, Building One, 4055 Monroeville Blvd, Monroeville, PA, 15146
2University of Pittsburgh Department of Communication Science and Disorders and the Stuttering Center of Western Pennsylvania, 4033 Forbes Towel; Pittsburgh, PA 15260
3Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Department of Audiology and Communication Disorders and the Stuttering Center of Western Pennsylvania, 2599 Wexford Bayne Rd., Sewickly, PA, 15143

SUMMARY

Preliminary results are presented for eleven children ages 218-515 who participated in a six-session parent/child treatment program (Hammer & Yaruss, 1999) to improve speech fluency and communication attitudes. This program combines aspects of both indirect and direct treatment. Preliminary outcomes demonstrated significant changes in fluency for children in their home environment and new situations based on parent ratings and number of disfluencies in the clinical setting. Findings suggest the need for a prospective long-term study to determine the efficacy of the treatment program.
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JFD

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