ERIC Number: ED491322
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Early Childhood Stuttering
Yairi, Ehud; Ambrose, Nicoline Grinager
This is one of few professional books that addresses the subject of stuttering in young children. This is surprising considering that most cases of stuttering begin in the preschool years and that the prevalence of the disorder in very young children is higher than in any other age group. This excellent and informative text is written for clinicians, students, and other speech-language professionals. It stresses the impact of recent clinical research findings on diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, and counseling. It also discusses the history, multiple definitions, and classifications of stuttering. Four chapters are devoted specifically to the evaluation and treatment of early childhood stuttering. The authors also delve into the multidimensionality of stuttering by addressing the association between fluency and other relevant domains, such as language and phonological development, cognitive skills, socio-economic competence, and more. This book contains the following fourteen chapters: (1) Early Childhood Stuttering: An Introduction; (2) The Illinois Longitudinal Studies; (3) The Onset of Stuttering; (4) Disfluency Characteristics of Early Stuttering; (5) Development of Stuttering; (6) Development of Phonological Ability; (7) Language Abilities of Young Children Who Stutter; (8) Motor, Psychosocial, and Cognitive Aspects; (9) Genetics; (10) Assessment of Early Stuttering; (11) Parental Involvement and Counseling; (12) Treatment of Childhood Stuttering: General Considerations; (13) Treatment of Early Childhood Stuttering: Application; and (14) Theoretical Considerations and Conclusions.
Descriptors: Phonology, Stuttering, Parent Participation, Longitudinal Studies, Genetics, Young Children, Classification, Cognitive Ability, Language Fluency, Counseling, Evaluation Methods, Early Intervention, Speech Therapy
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois