Stuttering treatment outcomes measurement: assessing above and below the surface

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Publication Type journal article
School or College College of Health
Department Communication Sciences & Disorders
Creator Blomgren, Michael
Title Stuttering treatment outcomes measurement: assessing above and below the surface
Date 2007-11-01
Description Most researchers now acknowledge that stuttering is a multidimensional disorder (Smith & Kelly, 1997). Therefore, any assessment of stuttering treatment requires a multifaceted approach. A multifaceted approach typically includes assessing both surface elements as well as elements of stuttering that exist "below the surface." Surface elements include aspects of the core behavior of stuttering such as stuttering frequency and stuttering moment durations. Elements that exist "below the surface" include symptomatic aspects of stuttering such as speaking avoidance, reduced social and occupational participation, and negative affective functioning in areas like locus of control, mood, and anxiety. Because there is often disagreement regarding the essential components of stuttering treatment there is also disagreement about appropriate treatment outcome measures (Blomgren, Roy, Callister, & Merrill, 2006a; Blomgren, Roy, Callister, & Merrill, 2006b; Reitzes & Snyder, 2006; Ryan, 2006). This article aims to summarize some of the issues of conducting a multidimensional appraisal of stuttering treatment.
Type Text
Publisher American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Volume 17
Issue 3
First Page 19
Last Page 23
Dissertation Institution University of Utah
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Blomgren, M. (2007). Stuttering treatment outcomes measurement: assessing above and below the surface. Perspectives on Fluency and Fluency Disorders., 17(3), 19-23. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Rights Management (c)American Speech-Language-Hearing Association ; Reprinted from Blomgren, M. (2007). Stuttering treatment outcomes measurement: Assessing above and below the surface. Perspectives on Fluency and Fluency Disorders., 17: 3, 19-23. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. doi:10.1044/ffd17.3.19
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Date Created 2012-10-15
Date Modified 2021-05-06
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Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6x35g69
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