Working With Young Children Who Stutter and Their Families: Showing the Evidence for Practice
When disfluency is present in a child aged 2–5, clinicians must be prepared to respond to questions about the "whys" and "hows" of their approaches to assessment and management. They must also be able to effectively counsel and involve families in the intervention. This program shows how evaluation and treatment approaches are linked to research, and illustrates how clinicians can build effective, evidence-based rationales for diagnosis and intervention. Clinical techniques, including counseling approaches, are explored, with an emphasis on engaging the family.
You will be able to:
- list ways to gather information to support clinical practices
- analyze evaluation data to determine clinical treatment processes
- apply principles of evidence-based practice when developing goals and objectives for managing speech fluency in young children
- effectively engage families in supporting the communication of young children with disfluencies