Clinical Response to Questions Regarding Outcomes and Therapy Efficacy Parents of children who stutter and adults who stutter frequently ask speech-language pathologists to predict whether or not therapy will work. Even though research has explored risk-factors related to persistent stuttering, there remains no way to determine how an individual will react to a specific therapy program. This paper presents ... Article
Article  |   November 01, 2010
Clinical Response to Questions Regarding Outcomes and Therapy Efficacy
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Joseph Donaher
    The Center for Childhood Communication, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
  • Tom Gurrister
    Wasatch Speech and Language Center, Holladay, UT
  • Irving Wollman
    Division of Speech Pathology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH
  • Tim Mackesey
    Atlanta Area Stuttering Specialists, Atlanta, GA
  • Michelle L. Burnett
    Clinical Services, Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center, Cleveland, OH
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Speech, Voice & Prosodic Disorders / Fluency Disorders / Research Issues, Methods & Evidence-Based Practice / Professional Issues & Training / Speech, Voice & Prosody / Articles
Article   |   November 01, 2010
Clinical Response to Questions Regarding Outcomes and Therapy Efficacy
SIG 4 Perspectives on Fluency and Fluency Disorders, November 2010, Vol. 20, 76-83. doi:10.1044/ffd20.3.76
SIG 4 Perspectives on Fluency and Fluency Disorders, November 2010, Vol. 20, 76-83. doi:10.1044/ffd20.3.76

Parents of children who stutter and adults who stutter frequently ask speech-language pathologists to predict whether or not therapy will work. Even though research has explored risk-factors related to persistent stuttering, there remains no way to determine how an individual will react to a specific therapy program. This paper presents various clinicians’answers to the question, “What do you tell parents or adults who stutter when they ask about cure rates, outcomes, and therapy efficacy?”

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