Clinical Forum: Understanding and Treatment of Stuttering  |   January 2004
Language Abilities in Children Who Stutter
 
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Development / Speech, Voice & Prosodic Disorders / Fluency Disorders / Attention, Memory & Executive Functions / Clinical Forum
Clinical Forum: Understanding and Treatment of Stuttering   |   January 2004
Language Abilities in Children Who Stutter
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, January 2004, Vol. 35, 82-89. doi:10.1044/0161-1461(2004/009)
History: Received July 2, 2003 , Accepted October 1, 2003
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, January 2004, Vol. 35, 82-89. doi:10.1044/0161-1461(2004/009)
History: Received July 2, 2003; Accepted October 1, 2003
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The nature of the association between language and stuttering in young children has been the focus of debate for many years. One aspect of this ongoing discussion is the status of language abilities in children who stutter (CWS). Available research findings and associated interpretations of these findings are equivocal. This article asserts that an important contributor to the ambiguous nature of this literature may be differences in research traditions and methods that typically have been employed in the study of language development and in the study of stuttering. Cross-disciplinary investigations are inherently complex and, in designing and interpreting research of this nature, a larger set of issues must be considered and more diverse variables must be addressed and/or controlled. This article presents five principles that can be used to guide future research in the area of language and stuttering. These principles also assist in interpreting and applying the current research literature to clinical concerns.

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