Chapter 4, Slide G - Fluency Disorders

D. Disfluency in children: how fluent are children when they are learning to talk?

  1. Almost all children are disfluent when they are learning to talk.

  2. Making children aware of the disfluency may cause anxiety and make it more likely they will be disfluent.

  3. Important to be patient, and encouraging, to children learning to speak.

E. Case histories

Read in chapter 4 the case histories of Susan, Ricky and Randy, and Jack.

Interview with young adult.