Chapter 4, Slide I - Fluency Disorders

F. Interacting with persons with fluency differences

  1. Each is unique. Must recognize speaker as individual first.
  2. Do not refer to them, or allow yourself to think of them, as handicapped.
  3. Give them time to finish utterances.
  4. Don't finish their sentences for them.
  5. Maintain eye contact, be patient, be encouraging.
  6. Don't play "teacher."