Article type: Original Research

PUBLISHED 1 January 1979

Volume 4 Issue 2

The Effects of Parent Education on Children's Fluency

Michael S. Nystul, Margaret Moore


1 Department of Psychology, University of Queensland

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Thirteen Australian parents of stuttering children participated in a parent education program based on Thomas Gordon's Parent Effectiveness Training program. Tape recordings of parent-child conversations were made before and after the parent participated in the parent education program. The conversations were analyzed in terms of the amount of verbalization of the stuttering child with each parent and the level of fluency of a stuttering child with each parent. An analysis of the results showed the stuttering children to significantly (p <.0473) increase the number of words used when talking with their mother and significantly (p <.0218) decrease their percentage of stuttering when speaking with their father.

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