The Early Identification of Beginning Stuttering I Protocols Tutorial
Tutorial  |   May 01, 1992
The Early Identification of Beginning Stuttering I
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Pearl A. Gordon, PhD
    Univeristy of Tennessee, Dept. of Audiology & Speech Pathology, Knoxville, TN 37996
  • Harold L. Luper
    Univeristy of Tennessee, Dept. of Audiology & Speech Pathology, Knoxville, TN 37996
  • The term “disfluency,” is used here to designate any lack of completely fluent speech. Where confusion might result, an appropriate modifier, such as “stuttered” or “nonstuttered,” is used.
    The term “disfluency,” is used here to designate any lack of completely fluent speech. Where confusion might result, an appropriate modifier, such as “stuttered” or “nonstuttered,” is used.×
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Speech, Voice & Prosodic Disorders / Fluency Disorders / Special Populations / Early Identification & Intervention / Tutorial
Tutorial   |   May 01, 1992
The Early Identification of Beginning Stuttering I
American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, May 1992, Vol. 1, 43-53. doi:10.1044/1058-0360.0103.43
History: Received August 16, 1991 , Accepted February 3, 1992
 
American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, May 1992, Vol. 1, 43-53. doi:10.1044/1058-0360.0103.43
History: Received August 16, 1991; Accepted February 3, 1992

Speech-language pathologists often struggle with the differentiation of stuttering from normal disfluencies in young children. Differential diagnostic protocols are frequently used to aid clinicians in this complex clinical task. In this article the general format and criteria, clinical data collection procedures, documentation, and relative use of quantification in six protocols are examined and discussed. In a forthcoming companion article, we will discuss problems encountered with the use of differential diagnostic protocols and offer suggestions for future research and the use of these protocols.

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