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The Early Identification of Beginning Stuttering II
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Pearl A. Gordon, PhD
    The University of Tennessee-Knoxville
  • Harold L. Luper
    The University of Tennessee-Knoxville
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Speech, Voice & Prosodic Disorders / Fluency Disorders / Special Populations / Early Identification & Intervention / Tutorial
Tutorial   |   September 01, 1992
The Early Identification of Beginning Stuttering II
American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, September 1992, Vol. 1, 49-55. doi:10.1044/1058-0360.0104.49
History: Received January 21, 1992 , Accepted June 15, 1992
 
American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, September 1992, Vol. 1, 49-55. doi:10.1044/1058-0360.0104.49
History: Received January 21, 1992; Accepted June 15, 1992

This article follows an earlier American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology publication (Gordon & Luper, 1992) in which six protocols used in the differential diagnosis of beginning stuttering were reviewed. This paper presents both advantages and limitations in the use of the previously reviewed protocols. One of the apparent problems in the selection and use of protocols is the clinician’s difficulty in categorical diagnostic decision-making and consequent concern about possible misdiagnosis. In addition, insufficient quantification of the various criteria used in the protocols and inadequate demonstration of their reliability and validity are further problems to be weighed by clinicians. Recommendations about the clinical use of differential diagnostic protocols are made and areas of future research are discussed. Potential advantages include the simplification of a complex task, the provision of initial guidance in the selection of an appropriate treatment strategy, and early intervention for those selected.

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