Effectiveness of School-based Therapy for Stuttering

Hi All,

As a second year, graduate student of speech/language pathology I have observed treatment of stuttering in clinic settings as well as in schools.  From my experiences, I have felt that treatment does not appear as effective for stuttering as it may for children with other speech disorders (i.e. articulation, phonological disorders). I have also felt that in some cases stuttering was essentially overlooked. Could this possibly be due to lack of time, experience and/or knowledge of stuttering of speech/language pathologists? I was also wondering if there is any current research out there regarding this issue?

Thanks,

Deana Jeziorkowski

Mercy College Graduate Student

Speech/Language Pathology

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