Speech-Language Pathology (SLP)
Rangos School of Health Sciences
Stuttering is considered a low-incidence communication disorder, but for those who stutter, the symptoms can handicap many aspects of life. Stuttering typically presents early in childhood and data indicates the probability for natural recovery ends near the emergence of adolescence. When stuttering continues into adulthood, it is considered chronic. Currently, there is limited research on which therapy techniques have proven to be most successful with adolescents, a unique population at a pivotal age in therapy. The original intent of this study was to investigate factors that contribute to successful therapy for adolescents who stutter. Due to recruitment limitations, the data presented is considered to be part of a pilot study investigating adolescents' experiences in stuttering therapy. The data includes measure of stuttering impact, experience in stuttering treatment, and success of stuttering treatment. Relationships between the variables were explored. Limitations and implications of these results are discussed from a clinical perspective.
Weigel, M. (2013). Adolescents Who Stutter: Perception of Effective Therapy Techniques (Master's thesis, Duquesne University). Retrieved from https://dsc.duq.edu/etd/1348