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SILVA, Larissa Severa da  and  FERREIRA, Maria Inês Dornelles da Costa. Case study discussed under the light of different stuttering therapy approaches. Rev. CEFAC [online]. 2013, vol.15, n.1, pp.196-206.  Epub Dec 05, 2011. ISSN 1982-0216.

BACKGROUND: stuttering may currently have different definitions according to the approach advocated by the authors to substantiate such a disorder. The paper aims to discuss such approaches in the therapy of the case, applying its therapeutic techniques and adapting them according to the context at issue and take the individual to activities, promoting the development of goals, procedures and techniques used in the stuttering therapy. PROCEDURES: a longitudinal study of a patient being 14 year old, met on two occasions: in 2005-2006, the year he was discharged with an indication for monitoring, and 2008/2009 season in returning to treatment due to relapse. In the study, the different approaches considered were: psycholinguistics fluency, stuttering and motor neurolinguistics, contextual and phenomenological aspects of stuttering. RESULTS: in the evolution, there was a considerable decrease in stuttering and compensatory movements, as well as appropriate behavior and attitude and improved socialization. CONCLUSION: the study on the approaches considered in the therapy enabled the performance of the service that hit the targets. In addition, the patient contributed for directing the therapy as per the acceptance and application in his life, revealed by the results of more effective behaviors, contributing to the quality of life and evolution.

Keywords : Stuttering; Language Therapy; Language; Speech Therapy; Case Studies; Communication.

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