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  • Lori Melnitsky

Preschool Stuttering: Do we work on secondary characteristics?

I saw this question on a list serve. In general I have found Lidcombe like praises reduce secondary characteristics in general.  Why? because the decreased struggle seems to reduce the need for “tricks” to get words out. I have even told children to “stop” banging their leg because it is not helpful. I have told them to leave it at the door. Many times it works.

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