Stuttering treatment for Down Syndrome children

March 2, 2013

Researchers from the University of Alberta are helping children with Down syndrome who stutter find their voice and speak with ease.

Stuttering is a common problem that affects almost half of all children with Down syndrome, yet despite the scope of the problem, little research exists about preferred treatment options—or even whether to treat at all. Researchers with the U of A’s Institute for Stuttering Treatment and Research (ISTAR) point to a new case study that shows fluency shaping can indeed improve a child’s speech.

Read the article, and listen to the therapists, Marylin Langevin and Jessica Harasym, talk about the treatment on a radio show.

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