Clinicians Deserve Better Observations on a Clinical Forum Titled "What Child Language Research May Contribute to the Understanding and Treatment of Stuttering" (2004) Letter to the Editor
Letter to the Editor  |   April 01, 2005
Clinicians Deserve Better
 
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  • Roger J. Ingham
    Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106
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Development / Speech, Voice & Prosodic Disorders / Fluency Disorders / Letters to the Editor
Letter to the Editor   |   April 01, 2005
Clinicians Deserve Better
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, April 2005, Vol. 36, 152-156. doi:10.1044/0161-1461(2005/014)
History: Received April 16, 2004 , Accepted August 6, 2004
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, April 2005, Vol. 36, 152-156. doi:10.1044/0161-1461(2005/014)
History: Received April 16, 2004; Accepted August 6, 2004
Web of Science® Times Cited: 6
The January 2004 LSHSS clinical forum on the contribution of child language research to treatment for children who stutter (CWS) offers good reasons why speech-language pathologists (SLPs) often complain that their professional journals have little relevance to their clinical practice. In fact, this forum does nothing to advance the important principle of evidence-based treatment for CWS. Lest this comment be considered unduly harsh, let me suggest a simple test question for SLPs: In any of the five articles published in the January LSHSS—Weiss (2004c), Ratner (2004), Hall (2004), Leahy (2004), and Watkins and Johnson (2004) —is there any treatment recommendation for which there are data showing improved treatment efficacy?
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