Multicultural Considerations in Assessing and Treating Hispanic Americans who Stutter The purpose of this paper is to provide speech-language pathologists with information that addresses multicultural perceptions about stuttering and suggestions for the assessment and treatment of stuttering in Hispanic Americans. The psychometric properties of the Stuttering Inventory for Hispanic Americans are discussed. Results indicate that this scale is reliable and ... Article
Article  |   November 01, 2008
Multicultural Considerations in Assessing and Treating Hispanic Americans who Stutter
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  • Glen Tellis
    Misericordia University, Dallas, PA
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Article   |   November 01, 2008
Multicultural Considerations in Assessing and Treating Hispanic Americans who Stutter
SIG 4 Perspectives on Fluency and Fluency Disorders, November 2008, Vol. 18, 101-110. doi:10.1044/ffd18.3.101
SIG 4 Perspectives on Fluency and Fluency Disorders, November 2008, Vol. 18, 101-110. doi:10.1044/ffd18.3.101
Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to provide speech-language pathologists with information that addresses multicultural perceptions about stuttering and suggestions for the assessment and treatment of stuttering in Hispanic Americans. The psychometric properties of the Stuttering Inventory for Hispanic Americans are discussed. Results indicate that this scale is reliable and valid. Overall, Hispanic Americans had positive perceptions about stuttering. Suggestions for evaluation and treatment of stuttering are provided.

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