Stuttering Modification Therapy. The Van Riper Approach. Rachael Musielewicz & Jenna Stewart. Stuttering Modification . The main goal of stuttering modification is not to speak more fluently but to stutter easily. Two key elements: Modification of stuttering moments to reduce severity.
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The Van Riper Approach
Rachael Musielewicz & Jenna Stewart
“Uses a progression of having the client:
(Van Riper, 1973)
Cancellations-after stuttering, there is a pause and the word is said a second time using an “easy” stutter.
Pull-outs- when a person begins to stutter, they are to say the rest of the word with ease.
Preparatory set techniques- when the person anticipates a word to be difficult, they are encouraged to work through all sounds of the word slowly and calmly.
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