There is already a question re preschool children, so I have not included them. I want to ask about Pre-University / Pre-Job children.
Background. I spent the majority of my life to 2006, thinking about and planning words. I assume people who do not stutter usually think in ideas and let the words flow (please correct me if you usually think in words and plan your words ahead). I am now thinking about communication and thinking in ideas and letting the words just come.
- Would treatments based on the spoken words (only 7% of communication), re-enforce to the child that it is best to think and plan words and the articulation of a word?
- What treatments are available to encourage more communication of ideas and less emphasis on speaking words?
- At what age range do none stuttering children shift from speaking words to communicating ideas?
Thank you all for your time, Keith (ISA Chair)
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