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 well i have had a great deal of asian students, particulary Chinese or
Japanese and i just speak a little slower and give them extra time on tests
and allow them use of dictionary. now with his added issue of stuttering, i
would do the things mentioned, the speech therapy as you said and perhaps
also have him listen and respond to english tapes at a slower pace. also is
he in an ESL programme? if not enroll him. it will help. with all that plus
speech therapy i think he will progress. also try and have small group work
and this may help him speak to his classmates better in small groups.
France

-----Original Message-----
From: Sharon Hagy
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Sent: 4/24/01 5:55 PM
Subject: ESL student with stutter

Hi all,
I am working with an Industrial Technology student who is limited
English
proficient (Vietnamese is his first language) and has a stutter.  He
says he
also stutters in Vietnamese.  He is having trouble passing his classes
because he cannot ask questions to the teacher or his classmates.  He
gets
nervous and can't get the words out.  Because of his stutter, his
progress
in learning to speak English has been delayed.  As a result, he comes
across
to his peers and instructors as uninvolved and not interactive.  My role
is
to work with him on learning skills to help him succeed.
Has anyone dealt with a situation like this before?  Beyond speech
therapy
(which I don't think he could afford), what are some strategies and
techniques I can use with him?
Thanks,
Sharon

Sharon Hagy
Basic Skills Specialist
Mt. Hood Community College
(503) 491-7590
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