CSD 2072: Fluency Disorders

SOME Resources That May Hold Answers to the Daily Questions

Selected Journals with Articles about Stuttering

American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology: A Journal of Clinical Practice

Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders

Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research

Journal of Fluency Disorders

Journal of Communication Disorders

Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools

Seminars in Speech and Language

Engines for Searching Journals

PubMed: a search engine accessing numerous medically related journals, including abstracts and a link for ordering articles directly. Web-based access at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/PubMed/

Ovid: a search engine accessing several databases, including Medline, PsychInfo. Web-based access available at: http://www.hsls.pitt.edu/hslonline/ovidlogin.html

You can also access many journals online (e.g., Science Direct) at: http://www.hsls.pitt.edu/

Recent Books about Stuttering

Bloodstein, O. (1995). A Handbook for Stuttering (5th ed.) San Diego: Singular Publishing.

Conture, E.G. (2001). Stuttering: Its Nature, Assessment and Treatment. Needham Heights, MA: Allyn & Bacon.

Curlee, R.F. (Ed.) (1999). Stuttering and related disorders of fluency (2nd ed.). New York: Thieme Medical Publishers.

Curlee, R.F., & Siegel, G. (Eds.), Nature and treatment of stuttering: New directions (2nd ed.). Needham Heights, MA: Allyn & Bacon.

Guitar, B. (1999). Stuttering: An integrated approach to its nature and treatment (2nd ed.) Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins.

Reardon, N.A., & Yaruss, J.S. (2004). The Source for Stuttering: Ages 7-18. East Moline, IL: LinguiSystems.

Manning, W.H. (2001). Clinical decision making in fluency disorders. (2nd ed.). San Diego: Singular Publishing.

Shapiro, D.A. (1999). Stuttering Intervention: A collaborative journey to fluency freedom. Austin, TX: Pro-Ed.

Yaruss, J.S. (Ed.) (2002) Facing the Challenge of Treating Stuttering in the Schools (Part I: Selecting Goals and Strategies for Success). Seminars in Speech and Language, Vol. 23, 3.

Yaruss, J.S. (Ed.) (2003) Facing the Challenge of Treating Stuttering in the Schools (Part II: One Size Does Not Fit All). Seminars in Speech and Language, 24, 1.

Electronic Communication About Stuttering


In addition to accessing online journals, there are three other types of information about stuttering that you can access via the internet. Each provides different information or different ways of learning about stuttering.

The Stuttering Home Page

The stuttering home page contains a tremendous amount of helpful information about stuttering, including essays about stuttering, course syllabi from other universities, and links to other stutter­ing pages. To access point your browser to:



In addition to the SHP, there are also websites specific to organizations that are active in stuttering or stuttering support, including:

The National Stuttering Association: The largest support group in the USA for people who stutter: http://www.WeStutter.org

The Stuttering Foundation of America: Organization providing information about stuttering for SLPs and people who stutter: http://www.stutteringhelp.org

Friends: The Association for Young People Who Stutter: A newer support group focusing on children who stutter: http://www.friendswhostutter.org


A listserv is an electronic communication group. People send messages to a main computer, then that machine then mails out the message to everybody on the list. To participate, simply tell the main computer that you want to be on the list. When you do, you will receive information about how to do things like sign off when you graduate or no longer want to read the list messages.

There are several listservers available on stuttering, each with a slightly different focus (three are listed below). I would recommend you start with stutt-l, because this list has had the most activity in the past. (In fact, I think Stut-HLP and Stutt-X are very quiet these days.)

STUTT-L. A forum for researchers, clinicians, and theorists interested in stuttering. The list owner is Dr. Woody Starkweather at Temple University. To subscribe, send the following message to listserv@vm.temple.edu: subscribe Stutt-L firstname lastname.

STUT-HLP. A support list for people who stutter and their families. The list owner is Dr. Bob Quesal (r-quesal@bgu.edu) at Western Illinois University. To subscribe, send the following message to listserv@bgu.edu: subscribe Stut-hlp firstname lastname.

STUTT-X. A forum for discussion about research of stuttering. The list owner is Dr. Don Mowrer at Arizona State University. To subscribe, send the following message to listserv@asuacad: subscribe Stutt-X firstname lastname