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Stuttering and Other Fluency Disorders: An Overview for Beginning Clinicians / Edition 2

Stuttering and Other Fluency Disorders: An Overview for Beginning Clinicians / Edition 2

by Franklin H. Silverman


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Stuttering and Other Fluency Disorders: An Overview for Beginning Clinicians / Edition 2

Taking a realistic and clinical approach, the author provides an up-to-date, comprehensive review of the literature on all fluency disorders, not just stuttering. He clearly presents a base of knowledge regarding the symptomology, phenomenology, epidemiology, and development of the disorders, while acquainting readers with a wide variety of viewpoints on their etiology and management.

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ISBN-13: 2900205175146
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date: 10/27/1995
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 350
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)

Table of Contents


1. Stuttering and Normal Disfluency: An Overview.
Stuttering and the Stuttering Problem.
How Has Stuttering Been Viewed Historically?
How Does Stuttering Differ from Normal Speech Hesitation?

2. The Symptomatology and Phenomenology of Stuttering.
Observable Behaviors Occurring During Moments of Stuttering.
Distribution of Moments of Stuttering in the Speech Sequence.
The Expectancy (Anticipation) Phenomenon.
Conditions Under Which Stuttering Severity Varies.
Secondary Behavior (Symptoms) that Accompany Moments of Stuttering.
Physiological Events Accompanying Moments of Stuttering.
Psychological (Introspective) Concomitants of Moments of Stuttering.

3. The Person Who Stutters.
Physiological Characteristics of Persons Who Stutter.
Psychological Characteristics of Persons Who Stutter.
Language Skills of Persons Who Stutter.

4. The Onset and Development of Stuttering.
Onset of Stuttering.
Development of Stuttering.

5. Etiology of Stuttering.
Schemes for Categorizing Hypotheses about Stuttering.
Is the Cause of Stuttering ``Physiological'' or ``Psychological.''
What Factors Cause One Child to be More ``At Risk'' for Acquiring the Disorder Than Another?
Why Do People Begin to Stutter?
Why do People Continue to Stutter.
To What Extent is Stuttering Learned Behavior?
Is Stuttering Really a Disorder of Speech?
Is the Mystery of Stuttering Solvable?

6. Evaluation: Principlesand Methods.
Reasons for Evaluating Speech Fluency.
An Overview of the Evaluation Process.
Questions to Ask.
Answering Questions.
Determining the Type of Fluency Disorder.
Making a Prognosis.
Communicating Questions, Answers, and Recommendations.

7. Intervention: Principles, Goals, and Strategies.
The Therapeutic Relationship.
Establishing Goals.
Selecting and Implementing Intervention Strategies.
Self-Help for Stuttering.
Assessing/Documenting Therapy Outcome.

8. Other Fluency Disorders.
Cluttering (Tachyphemia).
Neurogenic Acquired Stuttering.
Psychogenic Acquired Stuttering (Hysterical Stuttering).
Spastic Dysphonia.
Acquired Stuttering Following Laryngectomy.
Stutter-Like Disfluencies in Manual Communication.
Wind Instrument Stuttering.
Malingered Stuttering.
Differential Diagnosis between Stuttering and Other Fluency Disorders.

Appendix A. Wordings and Structures for Paragraphs and Sections in Fluency Disorder Evaluation Reports.

Appendix B. Organizations for Persons Interested in Stuttering.

Appendix C. Evaluation Forms and Tasks.
The Rainbow Passage.
``Arthur the Young Rat'' Reading Passage.
Sentence Repetition Task.
The S-Scale.
Stutterers Self-Ratings of Reactions to Speech Situations.
Stuttering Problem Profile.
Inventory of Communication Attitudes.
Problem Profile for Elementary-School-Age Children Who Stutter about Talking.
Physician's Screening Procedure for Children Who May Stutter.
Stuttering Severity Instrument (SSI).
Iowa Scale of Severity of Stuttering.
Checklist of Stuttering Behavior.
Perceptions of Self Semantic Differential Task.
Southern Illinois University Speech Situation Checklist.
Disfluency Discriptor Digest.
Children's Attitudes about Talking—Revised (CAT-R).
The Cooper Chronicity Prediction Checklist.
Daly's Checklist for Possible Cluttering — Experimental Edition.


Author Index.

Subject Index.

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