Parents play a key role in the treatment of children who stutter. Helping them recognize and cope with their own feelings about their child's stuttering is critical to success in therapy. In this new 50-minute DVD, noted clinicians demonstrate and discuss strategies for counseling parents in all stages of the treatment process as the parent-clinician relationship develops:
- responding during the critical first contact;
- maintaining balance through the ups and downs;
- working with parent groups;
- helping parents separate their own feelings about stuttering from those of the child's.
In this DVD you will see key techniques for handling these and other situations demonstrated in actual counseling sessions, followed by expert analysis and advice on tactics you can employ.
Produced by Patricia Zebrowski, Ph.D., University of Iowa; Barry Guitar, Ph.D., University of Vermont; and Carroll Guitar, M.L.S., University of Vermont; in collaboration with Diane Hill, M.A., Northwestern University; Peter Ramig, Ph.D., University of Colorado-Boulder; and Jane Fraser, president, Stuttering Foundation of America.