Honors Theses

Date of Award

Spring 5-8-2022

Document Type

Undergraduate Thesis


Communication Sciences and Disorders

First Advisor

Gregory Snyder

Second Advisor

Myriam Kornisch

Third Advisor

Hyejin Park

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The objective of this study was to investigate the relationship between emotional resilience and family/parental/caregiver support for children who stutter, and to review existing research on resilience training and family support relative to enhancing the quality of life in children who stutter. Thus, A systematic review of appropriate published studies was conducted utilizing the electronic databases PubMed and Google Scholar. Analysis revealed that there is an abundance of research supporting parental support and resilience training; however, there was limited direct clinical application relative to the unification of these concepts. Data indicates that the clinical application of emotional resilience and cognitive behavior therapy, along with parental/family/caregiver support have significant potential in increasing the quality of life for children who stutter. Additional research needs to be conducted focusing on unifying resilience and parental support strategies within direct clinical application, such as a parent-led resilience training program.

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