Ongoing Assessment in the Management of Stuttering A Clinical Perspective Clinical Focus
Clinical Focus  |   January 01, 1993
Ongoing Assessment in the Management of Stuttering
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • James W. Hillis, PhD
    Department of Speech and Hearing, The George Washington University, 407 Funger Hall, 2201 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20052
Article Information
Speech, Voice & Prosodic Disorders / Fluency Disorders / Speech, Voice & Prosody / Clinical Focus
Clinical Focus   |   January 01, 1993
Ongoing Assessment in the Management of Stuttering
American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, January 1993, Vol. 2, 24-37. doi:10.1044/1058-0360.0201.24
History: Received January 15, 1992 , Accepted October 5, 1992
 
American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, January 1993, Vol. 2, 24-37. doi:10.1044/1058-0360.0201.24
History: Received January 15, 1992; Accepted October 5, 1992

A rationale is offered supporting the need for ongoing or time-series assessment in the treatment of stuttering. Several measurement strategies and their reliability/validity are reviewed. An example of time-series assessment in clinical treatment is provided. Finally, some frequently voiced concerns regarding the theory and validity of measurement in the treatment of stuttering are discussed.

Acknowledgments
The name of the client described in this article is fictitious but the data and descriptions pertaining to her are real. The author gratefully acknowledges the advice of Martin R. Adams, Gordon W. Blood, Howard D. Schwartz, Martha D. Goebel, and Linda M. If ft, who provided helpful comments on previous drafts of this article.
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