Palin parent-child interaction therapy

Published on November 30, 2016   33 min

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This presentation is about Palin Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, which is an intervention for early childhood stuttering. My name is Elaine Kelman. I'm a consultant speech and language therapist and head of The Michael Palin Centre for Stammering in London, in the UK. I'll be using the term stuttering and stammering interchangeably as they mean the same thing.
Palin Parent-Child Interaction therapy or Palin PCI, as I will call it, aims to reduce stuttering and any associated anxiety by working with the parents to facilitate the child's natural fluency. The approach is described in detail in this clinical manual by Kelman and Nicholas. In this presentation, I'll briefly present a clinical application of this approach.
So the aim of Palin PCI: We consider a successful outcome to be a child who is communicating as fluently and effectively as possible with confidence and with pleasure, and parents who feel less anxious and more knowledgeable and confident to support their child.
Palin PCI is based on a multifactorial framework for the understanding of the onset and development of stuttering.