Female, 27, Morocco

Fatoumata, 27, has done fast repeats in 90% of her conversations, mostly on the first few words. Two of her siblings stutter but do not live with her now. We hold first syllables/words and use a Speech Plan. Her Speech Plan is Slow-Short-Stop. We discuss and drill each. When she forgets to think her Speech Plan, she does some repeats. When she thinks her SP, she does not. We discuss the need to have absolutely NO bad incidents (appearing speech disabled to a fluent person). A few repeats now and then is okay and should be expected by all, but NOT enough to appear speech disabled. Not grading minor mistakes as “bad” is very important. Avoiding “bad” remains the most importnat thing.

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