Stepping Outside of the Box: Using Psychology-Based Methodology To Investigate Temperamental Variables in Children Who Stutter The purpose of this paper is to raise interest in the use of methodological techniques grounded in developmental psychology to best answer empirical questions about temperamental aspects of stuttering in young children. Empirical studies that examine the temperament of children who stutter based on commonly used developmental psychology research methods—questionnaires ... Article
Article  |   November 01, 2011
Stepping Outside of the Box: Using Psychology-Based Methodology To Investigate Temperamental Variables in Children Who Stutter
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Kia N. Johnson
    James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA
  • Kristen M. Johnson
    James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA
  • Elizabeth A. O’Malley
    University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI
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Speech, Voice & Prosodic Disorders / Fluency Disorders / Research Issues, Methods & Evidence-Based Practice / Articles
Article   |   November 01, 2011
Stepping Outside of the Box: Using Psychology-Based Methodology To Investigate Temperamental Variables in Children Who Stutter
SIG 4 Perspectives on Fluency and Fluency Disorders, November 2011, Vol. 21, 78-87. doi:10.1044/ffd21.3.78
SIG 4 Perspectives on Fluency and Fluency Disorders, November 2011, Vol. 21, 78-87. doi:10.1044/ffd21.3.78

The purpose of this paper is to raise interest in the use of methodological techniques grounded in developmental psychology to best answer empirical questions about temperamental aspects of stuttering in young children. Empirical studies that examine the temperament of children who stutter based on commonly used developmental psychology research methods—questionnaires and behavior observational tasks—will be reviewed. The benefits and drawbacks of this methodology will also be discussed. Last, suggestions for research or clinical application will also be discussed.

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