Neurodiversity-affirming speech goals should include language and communication strategies that respect and acknowledge the diverse ways in which people think, learn, and communicate. This article discusses considerations when writing goals and includes complete goal examples.
This month, we chatted with Maya and Cynthia, co-hosts of the Proud Stutter podcast, out of California. Proud Stutter has made quick moves - featured on NPR’s Life Kit and Fox Channel 2 News (KTVU). We’ve thoroughly enjoyed listening and our conversation with them!
Fluency goals are targeted in speech-language therapy when an individual presents with a fluency disorder. Fluency disorders can include stuttering or cluttering. We briefly explain these disorders and how to write goals appropriate for treatment. Goal bank included!
Stuttering is when an individual’s speech is interrupted by various types of disfluencies, including blocks, repetitions, and prolongations. Some individuals who stutter also experience secondary behaviors related to their stuttering.