What are some feelings that PWS experience upon first starting speech therapy?

Hello, I’m Gayle Taylor and I am currently an undergraduate senior at CSUF majoring in communication sciences and disorders. I am curious as to how most PWS initially felt before starting speech therapy since I know that even though they do make that choice to seek speech therapy for their stutter, they may feel initially anxious and in some cases hesitant and I was wondering if that is true for some. Furthermore, what were some initial expectations that PWS have had of speech therapy before actually starting the sessions? What do PWS expect to gain or learn from speech therapy initially before starting sessions? Thank you for reading!!

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What are some feelings that PWS experience upon first starting speech therapy? — 2 Comments

  1. Hi Gayle-
    Thank you so much for your post! I’m wondering, actually, if your question may be more fitting for our awesome panel of people who stutter. Have you posted it under ‘Talk to a PWS?’ Some of our professionals are also people who stutter and may be able to comment; however, I bet you’ll get even more responses on the other chat.
    Best,
    ~Jaime

  2. Hi Gayle,
    I agree with Jaime!
    I CAN tell you from my perspective though that wouldn’t really be a first hand account, right?
    So one common thing I’ve noticed in any adolescent/ adult who visits the fluency clinic is that their goal is often to “get rid of their stutter”. Of course we then begin our journey towards acceptance!

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