Work­shop on stut­te­ring on De­cem­ber 3

Times of Suriname - - ENGELS -

Ac­cre­tio Groeps­prak­tijk for lo­go­pe­die on De­cem­ber 3 will or­ga­ni­ze a work­shop on stut­te­ring in as­so­ci­a­ti­on with Stich­ting Weid Mijn Lam­me­ren. Se­ve­r­al vi­deos and ca­se stu­dies will be pre­sen­ted that day. Stut­te­ring is a well-known phe­no­me­non in Su­ri­na­me. Eve­ry­bo­dy has he­ard so­me­bo­dy stut­te­ring at least on­ce. But re­ports in­di­ca­te that pe­o­p­le of­ten do not know exact­ly what stut­te­ring is and how to hand­le it. Pe­o­p­le of­ten re­cog­ni­ze stut­te­ring when other re­peat words or parts of words, leng­then sounds or get stuck whi­le pro­noun­cing a sound. Stut­te­ring or stam­me­ring oc­curs all over the world and among all eth­nic groups and cul­tu­res. A re­port from Yai­ri and Am­bro­se in­di­ca­tes that about 5% of child­ren could go through a pe­ri­od of dis­flu­ent speech be­ha­vi­or. (Ear­ly Child­hood Stut­te­ring: For Cli­ni­cians, 2005). Age is among the stron­gest risk fac­tors for stut­te­ring with se­ve­r­al im­por­tant im­pli­ca­ti­ons. Alt­hough the dis­or­der be­gins within a wi­de age-ran­ge, cur­rent ro­bust evi­den­ce in­di­ca­tes that, for a very lar­ge pro­por­ti­on of ca­ses, it erupts du­ring the pre­school pe­ri­od. Da­ta ob­tai­ned at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Il­li­nois Stut­te­ring Re­search Pro­gram re­ve­a­led that for 65% of the child par­ti­ci­pants, stut­te­ring on­set oc­cur­red pri­or to age 3; the fi­gu­re ro­se to 85% by 3 1/2 ye­ars of age (Yai­ri & Am­bro­se, 2005). Lea­ving room for so­me sam­pling er­rors, child­ren past age 4 fa­ce a re­la­ti­ve­ly low risk for stut­te­ring. From cli­ni­cal con­si­de­ra­ti­ons, the­se sta­tis­tics call for gre­a­ter emp­ha­sis on pre­pa­ring cli­ni­cians for wor­king with ear­ly child­hood stut­te­ring. The or­ga­ni­za­ti­ons ho­pe that ma­ny edu­ca­tors and kin­dergar­ten te­a­chers will at­tend the work­shop be­cau­se ear­ly de­tec­ti­on is cri­ti­cal. Child­ren cur­rent­ly re­cei­ve free he­al­th­ca­re and speech the­ra­py is al­so part of the free me­di­cal pack­a­ge.

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