Perception of Fluency Therapy of Stutterers by their Parents in Rural Area-comparative Study Based on Group and Severity
Keywords:Fluency disorder, Stuttering, Stammering, Parents opinion, Fluency Therapy, Severity of stuttering
Stuttering is a speech disorders which intermittent interruptions of fluent articulation. Stuttering is an impairment of “Speech that is characterized by frequent repetition or prolongation of sounds or syllables or words that disrupt the rhythmic flow of speech“. This study aims to know the perception of parents toward speech/fluency therapy for PWS in rural areas in Gujarat. A closed-ended questionnaire (yes/no) consisting of 20 questions which were develop helps in gathering information in aspects of the perception of client problem, fluency therapy, and availability of therapist, the duration of therapy session, and their comfortability toward therapist, technique effectiveness, and the improvement in the therapy and implementation in daily life. Thirty parents/caregivers of stuttering clients in that the subjects are divided into two groups, that is, Group-A age range of (10–20 years) and Group-B age range of (20–30 years). These two groups are subdivided into three categories with five subjects in each category, that is, mild, moderate, and sever stuttering. The study was conducted to see the level of perception of stuttering and its therapy. Hence, the results suggested that comparison between Group-A and Group-B. In Group-A, responses were better for (mild, moderate, and severe) as compared to the Group-B (mild, moderate, and severe) responses, because as the person grows older the parents involvement that will be less due to that reason younger subjects responses were better as compared to the older subject responses.
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