Assessment and Treatment of Preschool Fluency
J was a 4.1-year-old boy referred for fluency intervention by his parents after 17 months of therapy at another center where they considered his stuttering therapy to be unsuccessful. His parents were willing and able to participate in treatment.
J’s birth and medical history was notable for a loss of fetal heart tones prior to delivery and admission to the neonatal nursery for approximately 2 hours for postpartum monitoring. At 2.5 years of age, J experienced myoclonic episodes after pertussis vaccines. He had no family history of stuttering, speech, or language disorders. J met most developmental, speech, and language milestones on time with the exception of gross motor skills. He received physical therapy 1 hour per week for 6 weeks. He was discharged from therapy approximately 6 months ago. J was in good health and had no significant medical illnesses, injuries, or concerns. J passed a hearing screening within 1 month of referral.