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ERIC Number: EJ1072098
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1539-4352
Contingency Management and Stuttering in Children
Ryan, Bruce P.
Behavior Analyst Today, v5 n2 p144-150 2004
This is a review of the contingency management literature and current related treatment programs for stuttering in childhood: the Lidcombe Program, Gradual Increase in Length and Complexity of Utterance (GILCU), and Prolongation (PS). Treatment efficacy research has shown these treatments to be effective and efficient for children, but there should be control for the estimated 80% spontaneous recovery in children under eight. Unfortunately, these procedures are not generally well accepted or used by the profession of speech-language pathology. It is hoped that the recent interest in evidence-based practice will motivate speech-language pathologists to use these validated procedures.
Joseph Cautilli, Ph.D. & The Behavior Analyst Online Organization. 535 Queen Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147-3220. Tel: 215-462-6737; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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