Cultural Considerations in Assessing and Treating African Americans Who Stutter The purpose of this paper is to provide speech-language pathologists with information that addresses cultural perceptions about stuttering and suggestions for assessment and treatment of stuttering in African Americans. The psychometric properties of the Stuttering Inventory for African Americans are discussed. Results indicate that this scale is reliable and valid. ... Article
Article  |   February 01, 2009
Cultural Considerations in Assessing and Treating African Americans Who Stutter
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  • Glen Tellis
    Department of Speech-Language Pathology, Misericordia University, Dallas, PA
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Speech, Voice & Prosodic Disorders / Fluency Disorders / Cultural & Linguistic Diversity / Articles
Article   |   February 01, 2009
Cultural Considerations in Assessing and Treating African Americans Who Stutter
SIG 4 Perspectives on Fluency and Fluency Disorders, February 2009, Vol. 19, 6-13. doi:10.1044/ffd19.1.6
SIG 4 Perspectives on Fluency and Fluency Disorders, February 2009, Vol. 19, 6-13. doi:10.1044/ffd19.1.6
Abstract

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

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