Forward Moving Speech. By Dean Williams. A Stuttering Modification Approach. The objective is to “stutter more fluently”. Intervention deals directly with the fears associated with stuttering behaviors, focus is on staying in the present and on what person is doing while speaking.
By Dean Williams
(Quesal & Yaruss, 2000, p. 186).
-Clients are actively involved in therapy.
-Stuttering is not viewed negatively.
-Self-esteem increases as client realizes change is dependent on what theydo.
-Clients emotions are addressed in therapy.
-Fear of speaking is reduced because clients have more control of their speaking behaviors.
-Motivation to change speech is necessary.
-Client must be cognitively able to attend to their speaking behaviors.
-There is no data on treatment outcomes.
-Forward Moving Speech is primarily a philosophy rather than a step-by-step formula for how to treat stuttering.Strengths and Weaknesses
perspectives on stuttering treatment: Dean
Williams. Contemporary issues in communication
science and disorders, 27, 178-187.
therapy (H. Gregory, ED). Baltimore: University