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precision fluency shaping

A program using easy breathing, easy onsets and then monitoring the beginning sounds/syllables of words. This involves beginning the sounds and syllables gently and elongating their production for as long as one or two seconds. (Synonyms: gentle onsets, stretched sylables).
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Definition reprinted with permission from Hood, Stephen B. (editor) available from Stuttering Foundation of America: Stuttering Words (Publication No 2: Speech Foundation of America)