Lexical Development and Retrieval in Treating Children Who Stutter This article describes the role of lexical acquisition in stuttering by examining the research on word learning and interactions between semantics and syntax in typically developing children and children who stutter. The potential effects of linguistic mismatches, or dysynchronies in language skills, on the possible onset and development of stuttering ... Clinical Forum
Clinical Forum  |   January 01, 2004
Lexical Development and Retrieval in Treating Children Who Stutter
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Nancy E. Hall
    Department of Communication Science and Disorders, 5724 Dunn Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469
  • Corresponding author: e-mail: nhall@maine.edu
Article Information
Development / Speech, Voice & Prosodic Disorders / Fluency Disorders / Speech, Voice & Prosody / Clinical Forum: Understanding and Treatment of Stuttering
Clinical Forum   |   January 01, 2004
Lexical Development and Retrieval in Treating Children Who Stutter
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, January 2004, Vol. 35, 57-69. doi:10.1044/0161-1461(2004/007)
History: Received October 1, 2002 , Accepted June 5, 2003
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, January 2004, Vol. 35, 57-69. doi:10.1044/0161-1461(2004/007)
History: Received October 1, 2002; Accepted June 5, 2003
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This article describes the role of lexical acquisition in stuttering by examining the research on word learning and interactions between semantics and syntax in typically developing children and children who stutter. The potential effects of linguistic mismatches, or dysynchronies in language skills, on the possible onset and development of stuttering are discussed. The article concludes with assessment and treatment considerations.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
This article is based, in part, on content from a seminar that was presented at the 2001 annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in New Orleans, LA. Thanks to Jonathan Beever for techincal assistance.
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