The Best Setting for Working With School-Age Children is in the Schools! The first 7 years of my career as a speech-language pathologist were spent in the public school setting where I was drawn to the challenge of working with children who stuttered. I began to discover how to appropriately communicate with them; how they were feeling; how to best teach them ... Article
Article  |   July 01, 2003
The Best Setting for Working With School-Age Children is in the Schools!
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  • June Haerle Campbell
    Private Practice, Carmel, CA
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Speech, Voice & Prosodic Disorders / Fluency Disorders / School-Based Settings / Articles
Article   |   July 01, 2003
The Best Setting for Working With School-Age Children is in the Schools!
SIG 16 Perspectives on School-Based Issues, July 2003, Vol. 4, 12-16. doi:10.1044/sbi4.2.12
SIG 16 Perspectives on School-Based Issues, July 2003, Vol. 4, 12-16. doi:10.1044/sbi4.2.12
The first 7 years of my career as a speech-language pathologist were spent in the public school setting where I was drawn to the challenge of working with children who stuttered. I began to discover how to appropriately communicate with them; how they were feeling; how to best teach them to modify their speaking patterns, and how to integrate parents, teachers and peers into the treatment process to aid in optimizing transfer and generalization. For the next 23 years, I was a lecturer and clinical supervisor at Northwestern University, directing Diagnostic Clinics and the School-Age Stuttering Group program. Treatment for school-age children included individual and group sessions twice weekly. Parents met as a group on a weekly basis. We followed basic principles, which all underscored the importance to differentially treat each child’s fluency problem in relationship to all aspects child’s communication, social, family, and educational systems. Conferences with classroom teachers, activities at school, and transition of management to the speech-language pathologist in the school, when available, were always emphasized.
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