This book presents a Communication Skills Approach to the treatment of adolescent stuttering which has been developed over many years of clinical experience.
Chapter 1 – Introduction.
The therapeutic relationship.
The nature of stuttering: an overview.
The nature of adolescence.
The adolescence who stutters.
Chapter 2 – The assessment of the adolescent who stutters.
The interview procedure.
The diagnostic interview.
The parental interview.
Chapter 3 – Planning interventions.
Four case study presentations.
Chapter 4 – Communication skills approach.
Self–concepts and relationships.
Components of the communication skills therapy.
Chapter 5 – Intensive group management of adolescents who stutter.
Intensive course procedure.
Criteria for acceptance on the course.
Organisation of the course.
Principles of group management.
Structure of the course.
Chapter 6 – Environemntal influences.
The role of the speech and language therapist.
Strategies for intervention.
Intervention within the school setting.
Chapter 7 – Language impairment and the adolescent who stutters – Claire Toppintg.
Assessment of language skills.
Appendix I Initial assessment form.
Appendix II Adolscent interview.
Appendix III Facts about stuttering.
Appendix IV Assessment booklet.
Appendix V Checklist of social skills.
Appendix VI Social communication skills.
Appendix VII Measurement of change and outcome.
Appendix VIII Measurement of change.
Appendix IX The communication skills workbook.
Appendix X Examples of self–characterisation.
Appendix XI Examples of brainstorm exercises.
Appendix XII Communication, observation, listening, praise and reinforcement.
Appendix XIII Fear of stuttering; ring of confidence.
Appendix XIV Adolescents′ view of adolescence.
Appendix XV How adolescents thing parents′ view adolescence.
Appendix XVI Parents′ view of adolescent.
Appendix XVII Family session.
Appendix XVIII Review of communication skills course.