Efficacy in Stuttering Treatment

  • Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists Clinical Guidelines, including a PDF of the 432 page book on all communication disorders. Pages 73-82 has "Guidelines for Stammering and Cluttering based on levels of evidence."
  • From the UCL Psychology Speech Group, a printable pdf file of Thomas, C., & Howell, P.. Journal of Fluency Disorders, 26, 1-23. Assessing efficacy of stuttering treatments, an online lecture with notes, an extensive bibliography, a chart comparision of 8 studies on efficacy
  • A short article on Research in Early Childhood Stuttering by Ehud Yairi
  • An extensive two-part annotated annotated bibliography with many articles containing the keyword "efficacy" part 1 and part 2

    The following bibliography of treatment efficacy for stuttering combines bibliographies from three resources,

    To provide additional help in researching these topics, hotlinks have been made to all the articles for which abstracts could be found in the MEDLINE database.

    To obtain full-text for JSLHR, AJSLP, LSHSS and the ASHA Leader,, go to ASHA web. Free to ASHA members.

    IFA members receive free full-text to Journal of Fluency Disorders (see http://www.theifa.org/).

    Anyone can suggest attitional appropriate articles on treatment efficacy for stuttering. Please include the appropriate links to the MEDLINE abstract and email the information to Judy Kuster


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