Identifying Types of Dysfluencies Activity
Description: It’s important for our clients who stutter to really understand stuttering and everything about it. One great activity for this is learning about the different types of dysfluencies. Show your client a list of dysfluencies like the one above. Explain that there are “typical dysfluencies” and there are “less typical dysfluencies”. Explain that we all stutter when we speak sometimes, but then you can go on to explain that your client specifically has some less typical dysfluencies that others don’t struggle much with. Help your client practice all of the dysfluencies so he understands them. It’s important for this not to seem like some big, scary, mysterious thing! Learning about them and practicing them will take some of their power away.