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Applying cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) components to stuttering treatment with an adolescent - a case study

Rudberg, Kristina LU (2010) LOGM81 20101
Logopedics, Phoniatrics and Audiology
Abstract
Background: Studies show that many adolescents and adults who stutter show higher than
normal levels of social anxiety, and that the presence of anxiety increases the risk for poor
responses to standard stuttering treatments. Recent research points towards the successful
treatment of social anxiety and social phobia in adults who stutter through cognitive behavioral
therapy (CBT) and calls on speech-language pathologists to incorporate CBT components within
their treatment of adults who stutter
Purpose: The aim of this paper is to illustrate how CBT principles were applied to stuttering
therapy with an adolescent and to examine whether the client found the treatment helpful.
Method: CBT concepts and strategies were applied to... (More)
Background: Studies show that many adolescents and adults who stutter show higher than
normal levels of social anxiety, and that the presence of anxiety increases the risk for poor
responses to standard stuttering treatments. Recent research points towards the successful
treatment of social anxiety and social phobia in adults who stutter through cognitive behavioral
therapy (CBT) and calls on speech-language pathologists to incorporate CBT components within
their treatment of adults who stutter
Purpose: The aim of this paper is to illustrate how CBT principles were applied to stuttering
therapy with an adolescent and to examine whether the client found the treatment helpful.
Method: CBT concepts and strategies were applied to stuttering therapy with a 15-year old male
seeking speech-language pathology intervention. Eight recorded treatment sessions, which were
later transcribed and analyzed, a notebook used du1ing the therapy, and various evaluation
measures completed before, during, and after the treatment constitute the material used within
the study.
Results: The case presentation describes the client's response to the therapy, presents the main
themes and structure of the therapy, and provides examples of CBT and speech-language
pathology interventions implemented during the course of the treatment. The results gathered
from the various evaluation measures are presented and indicate that the client was helped by the
therapy.
Conclusion: The principles of CBT can be successfully incorporated within speech-language
pathology intervention with adolescents who stutter (Less)
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author
Rudberg, Kristina LU
supervisor
organization
course
LOGM81 20101
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
stuttering, adolescents, anxiety, treatment, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
language
English
id
2862402
date added to LUP
2012-07-13 13:39:17
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2012-07-13 13:39:17
@misc{2862402,
  abstract     = {Background: Studies show that many adolescents and adults who stutter show higher than
normal levels of social anxiety, and that the presence of anxiety increases the risk for poor
responses to standard stuttering treatments. Recent research points towards the successful
treatment of social anxiety and social phobia in adults who stutter through cognitive behavioral
therapy (CBT) and calls on speech-language pathologists to incorporate CBT components within
their treatment of adults who stutter
Purpose: The aim of this paper is to illustrate how CBT principles were applied to stuttering
therapy with an adolescent and to examine whether the client found the treatment helpful.
Method: CBT concepts and strategies were applied to stuttering therapy with a 15-year old male
seeking speech-language pathology intervention. Eight recorded treatment sessions, which were
later transcribed and analyzed, a notebook used du1ing the therapy, and various evaluation
measures completed before, during, and after the treatment constitute the material used within
the study.
Results: The case presentation describes the client's response to the therapy, presents the main
themes and structure of the therapy, and provides examples of CBT and speech-language
pathology interventions implemented during the course of the treatment. The results gathered
from the various evaluation measures are presented and indicate that the client was helped by the
therapy.
Conclusion: The principles of CBT can be successfully incorporated within speech-language
pathology intervention with adolescents who stutter},
  author       = {Rudberg, Kristina},
  keyword      = {stuttering,adolescents,anxiety,treatment,cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Applying cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) components to stuttering treatment with an adolescent - a case study},
  year         = {2010},
}