Palin Parent-Child Interaction Therapy for Early Childhood Stammering
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.
For more information about Alison and her work, please visit www.alisonnicholasslt.co.uk. To learn more about Elaine and her work, please visit www.michaelpalincentreforstammering.org.
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
"This highly practical and updated second edition offers a comprehensive narrative of the theory of stammering in children and young people and how this impacts on clinical decisions around assessment and therapy. The manual is meticulously written and offers both a structured, yet adaptable guide to support the tailored delivery of assessment and Palin Parent-Child Interaction (PCI) therapy." - Bradley Williams, Child Language Teaching and Therapy