Child and parent perspective of effective and ineffective therapeutic alliance during treatment for stuttering

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Carr, Mallory; Zebrowski, Patricia, Ph.D
University of Iowa
Communication Sciences and Disorders; Speech and Hearing Science
thesis / dissertation description
The purpose of this study was to describe the underlying factors that children who stutter (CWS) and their parents believe contribute to a successful or unsuccessful therapeutic relationship with their clinician. Six participants, three children and three mothers, who have received 1.5 to 6 years of therapy for stuttering were studied. The participants were asked to consider what characteristics of any of their fluency therapists made them effective or ineffective in promoting change in their ability to communicate. Analysis of this data resulted in 10 primary categories and the structure of effective and ineffective interaction was described.