The Preschool Stuttering Screen for Health Care Professionals Healthcare professionals require a thorough understanding of stuttering since they frequently play an important role in the identification and differential diagnosis of stuttering for preschool children. This paper introduces The Preschool Stuttering Screen for Healthcare Professionals (PSSHP) which highlights risk factors identified in the literature as being associated with persistent ... Article
Article  |   May 01, 2011
The Preschool Stuttering Screen for Health Care Professionals
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Joseph Donaher
    The Center for Childhood Communication, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
  • Christina Deery
    The Center for Childhood Communication, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
  • Sarah Vogel
    The Center for Childhood Communication, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
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Speech, Voice & Prosodic Disorders / Fluency Disorders / School-Based Settings / Articles
Article   |   May 01, 2011
The Preschool Stuttering Screen for Health Care Professionals
SIG 4 Perspectives on Fluency and Fluency Disorders, May 2011, Vol. 21, 59-62. doi:10.1044/ffd21.2.59
SIG 4 Perspectives on Fluency and Fluency Disorders, May 2011, Vol. 21, 59-62. doi:10.1044/ffd21.2.59

Healthcare professionals require a thorough understanding of stuttering since they frequently play an important role in the identification and differential diagnosis of stuttering for preschool children. This paper introduces The Preschool Stuttering Screen for Healthcare Professionals (PSSHP) which highlights risk factors identified in the literature as being associated with persistent stuttering. By integrating the results of the checklist with a child’s developmental profile, healthcare professionals can make better-informed, evidence-based decisions for their patients.

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