1. Thinking About the Process of Change
Chapter One discusses the process that people who stutter may go through when deciding to make changes in their speech and communication. Such information is particularly relevant for speech-language pathologists working with people who stutter, because the motivation to change comes from the individual themself, not from outside influences. Understanding how change occurs can help clinicians support their clients as they transition from the process of thinking about changing, to beginning to make changes, to solidifying those changes in their daily lives.