The Effect of ADHD on the Treatment of Stuttering Treating children who stutter and their families is an intricate task under any circumstances. However, when children who stutter also have concomitant problems, the task becomes even more complicated. Children who stutter who also have a diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are particularly problematic to treat due ... Article
Article  |   September 01, 2006
The Effect of ADHD on the Treatment of Stuttering
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  • Corrin G. Graham
    Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center, Nashville, TN
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Fluency Disorders / Attention, Memory & Executive Functions / Articles
Article   |   September 01, 2006
The Effect of ADHD on the Treatment of Stuttering
SIG 4 Perspectives on Fluency and Fluency Disorders, September 2006, Vol. 16, 10-12. doi:10.1044/ffd16.2.10
SIG 4 Perspectives on Fluency and Fluency Disorders, September 2006, Vol. 16, 10-12. doi:10.1044/ffd16.2.10
Treating children who stutter and their families is an intricate task under any circumstances. However, when children who stutter also have concomitant problems, the task becomes even more complicated. Children who stutter who also have a diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are particularly problematic to treat due to what appears to be the moment-to-moment variations in their attention. The purpose of this article is to give a brief overview of (a) the diagnostic criteria for ADHD, (b) pharmacological and other treatments for ADHD, and (c) implications for and strategies for structuring stuttering treatment. For a more detailed coverage of this topic, please see Healey and Reid (2003) .
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