I observed a weeklong residential program for teenagers who stutter. This unique experience demonstrated the importance of individualising stuttering therapy, as opposed to sticking to a strict therapeutic program where all participants were expected to work on the same goals.
Paperboy is about an 11-year-old boy who throws the meanest fastball in town, but talking is a whole different ball game.
Speech Pathology Australia’s proposal for reimbursement could be helpful in providing treatment for pre-schoolers. However, the negatives outweigh the positives.
Australia’s professional association for speech pathology has recently submitted a proposal to the Australian government seeking to provide Medicare reimbursement for only a single type of stuttering treatment, creating a "one-size-fits-all" policy for treating pre-school children who stutter.