Palin Parent Child Interaction Therapy for Early Childhood Stammering: 2nd Edition (Paperback) book cover

Palin Parent Child Interaction Therapy for Early Childhood Stammering

2nd Edition

By Elaine Kelman, Alison Nicholas


216 pages | 35 B/W Illus.

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Paperback: 9780815358329
pub: 2020-02-27
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Now available in a fully revised and updated second edition, this practical manual is a detailed guide to the Palin Parent-Child Interaction Therapy programme (Palin PCI) developed at the Michael Palin Centre for Stammering (MPC). Palin PCI builds on the principle that parents play a critical role in effective therapy and that understanding and managing stammering is a collaborative journey between the child, parent and therapist. This book emphasises a need for open communication about stammering, offering a combination of indirect techniques such as video feedback, interaction strategies and confidence building, along with direct techniques to teach a child what they can do to help themselves.

This second edition:

  • Reflects the most up to date research in areas such as neurology, genetics, temperament and the impact of stammering on children and their families
  • Offers photocopiable resources, such as assessment tools, information sheets and therapy handouts to support the implementation of Palin PCI
  • Focuses on empowerment through building communication confidence in children who stammer and developing knowledge and confidence in their parents.

Based on a strong theoretical framework, this book offers a comprehensive understanding of the Palin PCI approach in order to support generalist and specialist speech and language therapists as they develop their knowledge, skills and confidence in working with young children who stammer and their families.

Table of Contents

List of figures Foreword Acknowledgements Introduction and Theoretical Background Which Children Need Intervention? What is Palin Parent Child Interaction Therapy Screening, Advice and Monitoring Assessment The Formulation Interaction Strategies Family Strategies Child Strategies and Other Strategies Adapting Palin PCI Parents’ and Therapists’ Experience of Palin PCI Appendices Resources Bibliography Index

About the Authors

Elaine Kelman is a consultant speech and language therapist, the head of the Michael Palin Centre for Stammering and Professional Lead for Whittington Health Speech and Language Therapy Services in London. She has worked in the field of stammering for more than thirty years, providing specialist therapy for children and their families, for young adults and adults who stammer. Elaine is a certified European Fluency Specialist, a board member of the International Fluency Association, chair of the European Fluency Specialists’ board, an affiliate of the American Speech and Hearing Association and a specialist adviser for stammering for the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists.

Alison Nicholas is an expert speech and language therapist who worked at the Michael Palin Centre for Stammering for 23 years. She is currently based in Cardiff, Wales and is working independently as a specialist in stammering. She is a certified European Fluency Specialist and an Associate Tutor at Cardiff Metropolitan University where she teaches the Disorders of Fluency module to undergraduate students. She is trained in Solution Focused Brief Therapy and holds a holds a Certificate in Solution Focused Practice.

Elaine and Alison have contributed to the development of various therapy programmes for children who stammer at the Centre, particularly the management of early childhood stammering and have led and contributed to a range of publications. They have participated in the Centre’s national and international training programme and have been closely involved in the Centre’s research programme, which includes developing the evidence base of therapy for early childhood stammering.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Inclusive Education
MEDICAL / Audiology & Speech Pathology