The Prevalence of Stuttering among School-Age Children The prevalence of stuttering has generally been reported to be about 1% among school-age children. This article reports a survey of 190,931 school-age children which indicated a dramatic decrease in this percentage. The data confirm previously reported distribution by age and sex. A higher prevalence of stuttering was found in ... Research Article
Research Article  |   April 01, 1976
The Prevalence of Stuttering among School-Age Children
 
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  • William A. Brady is chief of Speech Pathology—Audiology, St. Elizabeth Hospital, 1044 Belmont Avenue, Youngstown, Ohio 44505. Requests for reprints may be sent to him there. Donald Elliott Hall is assistant professor of speech pathology and audiology and director of the speech and hearing clinic, University of Akron, Akron, Ohio.
    William A. Brady is chief of Speech Pathology—Audiology, St. Elizabeth Hospital, 1044 Belmont Avenue, Youngstown, Ohio 44505. Requests for reprints may be sent to him there. Donald Elliott Hall is assistant professor of speech pathology and audiology and director of the speech and hearing clinic, University of Akron, Akron, Ohio.×
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Research Article
Research Article   |   April 01, 1976
The Prevalence of Stuttering among School-Age Children
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, April 1976, Vol. 7, 75-81. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.0702.75
History: Received December 9, 1974 , Accepted March 16, 1975
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, April 1976, Vol. 7, 75-81. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.0702.75
History: Received December 9, 1974; Accepted March 16, 1975

The prevalence of stuttering has generally been reported to be about 1% among school-age children. This article reports a survey of 190,931 school-age children which indicated a dramatic decrease in this percentage. The data confirm previously reported distribution by age and sex. A higher prevalence of stuttering was found in an urban than in a rural population.

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