I agree with everything you wrote, Maria! I would also tell the parent to take a look at the stress going on at home/school/etc in the child's life. I learned in graduate school that a lot of dysfluencies occur due to stress. If the family has moved, if there was a divorce, a birth, a change in routine, etc., any of those activities can cause stress which can create further dysfluencies. Sometimes reducing the amount of stress in the child's life, modeling slow, smooth speech, and not showing that you're concerned about the child's speech to the child's face (trust me, kids can see if you're concerned which then makes them self-conscious) can improve speech fluency. Good luck!Also, thanks for linking to my blog! :)-BreaLet's Talk Speech-Language Pathologywww.letstalkslp.blogspot.com
Great points Brea! Thanks for sharing!