Results From a Stuttering Clinic for School-Age Children Who Stutter: A Pilot Study Using a Comprehensive Approach This study examined the effectiveness of using a comprehensive approach to stuttering with school-age children who stutter (CWS) during an intensive 5-day clinic. Procedures and outcomes from a 5-day intensive stuttering clinic are reported from 5 school-age CWS. Initial and final data from the Stuttering Severity Instrument-4th edition (SSI-4) and ... Article
Article  |   October 10, 2017
Results From a Stuttering Clinic for School-Age Children Who Stutter: A Pilot Study Using a Comprehensive Approach
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Charles D. Hughes
    Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH
  • Sue Mahanna-Boden
    Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY
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  • Financial: Charles Hughes and Sue Mahanna-Boden have no relevant financial interests to disclose.
    Financial: Charles Hughes and Sue Mahanna-Boden have no relevant financial interests to disclose.×
  • Nonfinancial: These data reported in the manuscript were presented at a poster session at the 2015 Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
    Nonfinancial: These data reported in the manuscript were presented at a poster session at the 2015 Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.×
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Speech, Voice & Prosodic Disorders / Fluency Disorders / Part 2
Article   |   October 10, 2017
Results From a Stuttering Clinic for School-Age Children Who Stutter: A Pilot Study Using a Comprehensive Approach
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, October 2017, Vol. 2, 54-65. doi:10.1044/persp2.SIG4.54
History: Received April 28, 2017 , Revised June 19, 2017 , Accepted June 24, 2017
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, October 2017, Vol. 2, 54-65. doi:10.1044/persp2.SIG4.54
History: Received April 28, 2017; Revised June 19, 2017; Accepted June 24, 2017

This study examined the effectiveness of using a comprehensive approach to stuttering with school-age children who stutter (CWS) during an intensive 5-day clinic. Procedures and outcomes from a 5-day intensive stuttering clinic are reported from 5 school-age CWS. Initial and final data from the Stuttering Severity Instrument-4th edition (SSI-4) and the Overall Assessment of the Speaker's Experiences of Stuttering (OASES) were compared. Individual comparisons showed that 4 out of the 5 clients demonstrated a decrease from initial to final total scores on the SSI-4 and OASES. These findings represent pilot data that can help inform future research studies related to examining the effectiveness of a comprehensive approach to stuttering. Results provide support that this comprehensive approach was beneficial in reducing aspects of stuttering severity and the negative life impact of stuttering for these participants.

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