Major Department

Speech Pathology and Audiology


College of Liberal Arts & Sciences


BA (Bachelor of Arts)

Session and Year of Graduation

Spring 2017

Honors Major Advisor

Amanda VanHorne

Thesis Mentor

Patricia Zebrowski


The purpose of this study was to describe the underlying factors that children who stutter (CWS) and their parents believe contribute to a successful or unsuccessful therapeutic relationship with their clinician. Six participants, three children and three mothers, who have received 1.5 to 6 years of therapy for stuttering were studied. The participants were asked to consider what characteristics of any of their fluency therapists made them effective or ineffective in promoting change in their ability to communicate. Analysis of this data resulted in 10 primary categories and the structure of effective and ineffective interaction was described.

Total Pages

11 pages


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