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Fluency

A fluency disorder is a disorder of the flow or smoothness of speech beyond what is considered typical. The disorder may be characterized by abnormalities in the behavioral dimensions of speech production (i.e., rate, rhythm, continuity, and effort used to produce speech). These abnormalities in speech production are often accompanied by affective (emotional) and cognitive symptoms that may have an adverse effect on successful student participation in educational, social and/or vocational activities.
 

Fluency disorders are identified by a process of differential diagnosis. An evaluation of fluency includes, but is not limited to:
 

1. assessment of observable behavioral components, including but not limited to repetitions, prolongations, sustained articulatory posturing, schwa replacement, physical concomitants, rhythm, rate, and physical effort.

2. assessment of any affective (emotional) components that may accompany the disorder including fear, anxiety, frustration, embarrassment, guilt, shame and helplessness related to communication.
 

3. assessment of any cognitive components that may accompany the disorder, including verbal avoidance, situational avoidance and negative impact on self-confidence and/or self-image.
 

 

KEG-R Work Group, Various Members. (2002). Kentucky Eligibility Guidelines-Revised for Students with Speech or Language Impairment. Frankfort: Division of Exceptional Children Services; Office of Special Instructional Services; Kentucky Department of Education.

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  • Fluency Homework

    When fluency homework is given, students are to return the worksheet (s) the following week with a parent signature. Although fluency homework is not given every week, the information provided in the 'Links' section will offer great insight and when therapy tools are utilized regularly, may help increase your child's communication skills.

     

    NOTE: All YouTube videos can only be accessed from home with parent permission/ supervision.

     

    NOTE: Please do NOT upload any personally identifiable information about your child to any site listed in the 'Links' section. Also, please understand that it is impossible for me to read all the poems available on the sites, so parent supervision is a must in order to monitor suitability of content.

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