Letter to the Editor  |   October 2012
When a School-Age Child Stutters, Let’s Focus on the Primary Problem
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Marilyn A. Nippold
    University of Oregon, Eugene
  • Correspondence to Marilyn A. Nippold: nippold@uoregon.edu
  • Editor: Edward Conture
    Editor: Edward Conture×
Article Information
Speech, Voice & Prosodic Disorders / Fluency Disorders / Letter to the Editor
Letter to the Editor   |   October 2012
When a School-Age Child Stutters, Let’s Focus on the Primary Problem
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, October 2012, Vol. 43, 549-551. doi:10.1044/0161-1461(2012/12-0054)
History: Received June 17, 2012 , Accepted August 11, 2012
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, October 2012, Vol. 43, 549-551. doi:10.1044/0161-1461(2012/12-0054)
History: Received June 17, 2012; Accepted August 11, 2012
Web of Science® Times Cited: 1

Purpose: In this reply to Yaruss, Coleman, and Quesal (2012), I explain why it is reasonable for speech-language pathologists to focus their attention on helping school-age children who stutter (CWS) achieve natural-sounding fluent speech. I also emphasize the necessity for clinical researchers to conduct high-quality treatment efficacy studies of school-age CWS.

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