ERIC Number: ED345396
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Nov-22
Reference Count: N/A
Word-Finding Ability in Preschool Stuttering and Nonstuttering Children.
Johnson, Pamela J.; And Others
This study examined word-finding ability, measured by accuracy and latency of response, in a group of eight preschool stutterers (mean age 4.2 years) and two groups of eight nonstutterers (mean age 4.4 years) matched according to age, gender, race, and receptive vocabulary. Results indicated that, as a group, preschool children who stutter and those who do not have similar accuracy and latency scores on an experimental test battery designed to evaluate word-find ability. The paper concludes that word finding and stuttering are separate entities, but they may coexist, and word-finding problems may exacerbate the severity of stuttering and definitely interfere with effective fluency training. (Approximately 50 references) (JDD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Word Finding Problems
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (Atlanta, GA, November 22-25, 1991).