Editorial Board
Publication date: September 2019Source: Journal of Fluency Disorders, Volume 61Author(s): (Source: Journal of Fluency Disorders)
Source: Journal of Fluency Disorders - September 12, 2019 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research

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Publication date: September 2019Source: Journal of Fluency Disorders, Volume 61Author(s): (Source: Journal of Fluency Disorders)
Source: Journal of Fluency Disorders - September 12, 2019 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research

Stutterer Interrupted: The Comedian Who Almost Didn’t Happen, G. Nina. She Writes Press (2019)
Publication date: Available online 28 August 2019Source: Journal of Fluency DisordersAuthor(s): Selena Donaldson (Source: Journal of Fluency Disorders)
Source: Journal of Fluency Disorders - August 29, 2019 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research

Stutterer Interrupted: The Comedian Who Almost Didn’t Happen, G. Nina. She Writes Press, Berkeley, CA (2019), 141 pp., Paperback
Publication date: Available online 23 August 2019Source: Journal of Fluency DisordersAuthor(s): Hope Gerlach (Source: Journal of Fluency Disorders)
Source: Journal of Fluency Disorders - August 23, 2019 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research

Effects of different attention tasks on concurrent speech in adults who stutter and fluent controls
Publication date: Available online 21 August 2019Source: Journal of Fluency DisordersAuthor(s): Naomi Eichorn, Steven Pirutinsky, Klara Marton (Source: Journal of Fluency Disorders)
Source: Journal of Fluency Disorders - August 23, 2019 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research

Qualitative Investigation of the Speech-Language Therapy Experiences of Individuals who Covertly Stutter
ConclusionThe evidence suggests individualized therapy based on each client’s unique manifestation of covert stuttering is beneficial; while, fluency-focused stuttering therapy is often incongruent with the needs of persons who covertly stutter. Therapeutic implications and recommendations for speech-language pathologists are discussed. (Source: Journal of Fluency Disorders)
Source: Journal of Fluency Disorders - August 21, 2019 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research

Student clinicians’ and clients’ perceptions of the therapeutic alliance and outcomes in stuttering treatment
ConclusionClinicians should be aware that for adult clients who stutter, outcome satisfaction is related to the degree of shared understanding, agreement on daily tasks, and bond they experience with their clinician. To ensure a strong TA and client satisfaction, clinicians should actively seek their clients’ perspective regarding TA status. (Source: Journal of Fluency Disorders)
Source: Journal of Fluency Disorders - August 14, 2019 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research

A three-arm randomized controlled trial of Lidcombe Program and Westmead Program early stuttering interventions
ConclusionThe substantive dropout rate for all three arms in this trial means that any conclusions about the 9-month stuttering outcomes must be regarded as tentative. However, continued development of the Westmead Program is warranted, and we are currently constructing an internet version. (Source: Journal of Fluency Disorders)
Source: Journal of Fluency Disorders - May 21, 2019 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research

Editorial Board
Publication date: June 2019Source: Journal of Fluency Disorders, Volume 60Author(s): (Source: Journal of Fluency Disorders)
Source: Journal of Fluency Disorders - May 16, 2019 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research

A three-armed randomized controlled trial of Lidcombe Program and Westmead Program early stuttering interventions
ConclusionThe substantive dropout rate for all three arms in this trial means that any conclusions about the 9-month stuttering outcomes must be regarded as tentative. However, continued development of the Westmead Program is warranted, and we are currently constructing an internet version. (Source: Journal of Fluency Disorders)
Source: Journal of Fluency Disorders - May 10, 2019 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research

More Than Fluency: The Social, Emotional, and Cognitive Dimensions of Stuttering, B.J. Amster, E.R. Klein, Plural Publishing, San Diego, CA, 2018, 242 pp. Paperback.
Publication date: Available online 6 May 2019Source: Journal of Fluency DisordersAuthor(s): Dan Hudock (Source: Journal of Fluency Disorders)
Source: Journal of Fluency Disorders - May 7, 2019 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research

Effect of Phonological and Morphological factors on Speech Disfluencies of Kannada Speaking Preschool Children who Stutter
ConclusionOverall, current findings revealed that stuttering might manifest differently across languages varying in their linguistic structures. (Source: Journal of Fluency Disorders)
Source: Journal of Fluency Disorders - May 4, 2019 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research

More than Fluency: The Social, Emotional, and Cognitive Dimensions of Stuttering, In: B.J. Amster, E.R. Klein (Eds.), Plural Publishing, San Diego, CA (2018). 242 pp., Paperback.
Publication date: Available online 1 May 2019Source: Journal of Fluency DisordersAuthor(s): Naomi H. Rodgers (Source: Journal of Fluency Disorders)
Source: Journal of Fluency Disorders - May 2, 2019 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research

Self-efficacy beliefs: Experiences of adults who stutter
ConclusionThese preliminary findings provide further support for a multidimensional approach to the treatment of adults who stutter. Findings will be used to inform a novel integrated fluency and psychosocial intervention for adults who stutter that addresses fluency and self-efficacy concurrently, with a view of engendering durable improvements in speech fluency and communicative confidence. (Source: Journal of Fluency Disorders)
Source: Journal of Fluency Disorders - March 30, 2019 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research

An Exploratory Factor Analysis of Action Responses to Stuttering Anticipation
ConclusionUnderstanding these three types of action responses to anticipation can help guide clinical decision-making by providing a novel framework for clinicians and their clients who stutter to discuss how the client tends to respond to anticipation, and explore ways to facilitate productive responses to anticipation. (Source: Journal of Fluency Disorders)
Source: Journal of Fluency Disorders - March 8, 2019 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research

Editorial Board
Publication date: March 2019Source: Journal of Fluency Disorders, Volume 59Author(s): (Source: Journal of Fluency Disorders)
Source: Journal of Fluency Disorders - February 8, 2019 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research

Disfluency Clusters in Speakers With and Without Neurogenic Stuttering Following Traumatic Brain Injury
ConclusionsCompared to non-stuttering speakers, stuttering after TBI did not increase the number of clusters, but rather lengthened them. In speakers with neurogenic stuttering, the number and length of clusters were related to the manifestation of other communication deficits, not to the frequency of stuttering-like disfluencies. Still, SLD clusters occurred only in those people with neurogenic stuttering. These findings raise questions about the nature of both neurogenic stuttering and the dynamics of disfluency clustering. (Source: Journal of Fluency Disorders)
Source: Journal of Fluency Disorders - January 11, 2019 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research

Exposure Therapy for Social Anxiety Disorder in People Who Stutter: An Exploratory Multiple Baseline Design
ConclusionsResults suggest that the novel exposure approach may decrease social distress, but not necessarily influence speech fluency. These findings underscore the importance of the assessment and treatment of SAD among adults who stutter and suggest that the integration of care between clinical psychologists and speech-language pathologists may prove beneficial for this population. (Source: Journal of Fluency Disorders)
Source: Journal of Fluency Disorders - December 14, 2018 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research

The effects of self-disclosure on the communicative interaction between a person who stutters and a normally fluent speaker
ConclusionFrom the perspective of the person who stutters, self-disclosure at the outset of the communicative interaction did not have a decisive impact on the cognitive-affective or speech variables. (Source: Journal of Fluency Disorders)
Source: Journal of Fluency Disorders - November 21, 2018 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research

Elevated Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Symptoms in Children Who Stutter
ConclusionThe large proportion of children exhibiting elevated ADHD symptoms, and the increase in clinical contact time required in this subgroup to achieve successful fluency outcomes, is suggestive of the need for clinicians to tailor stuttering intervention to address these concomitant behaviour challenges. Findings support the use of careful caseload management strategies to account for individual differences between children, and strengthen prognostic information available to parents and clinicians. (Source: Journal of Fluency Disorders)
Source: Journal of Fluency Disorders - November 16, 2018 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research

Comparing Stuttering Attitudes of Preschool through 5th Grade Children and their Parents in a Predominately Rural Appalachian Sample
Publication date: Available online 15 November 2018Source: Journal of Fluency DisordersAuthor(s): Haley L. Glover, Kenneth O. St. Louis, Mary E. WeidnerGraphical Abstract (Source: Journal of Fluency Disorders)
Source: Journal of Fluency Disorders - November 16, 2018 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research

Self-Acceptance, Resilience, Coping and Satisfaction of Life in People who Stutter
Publication date: Available online 1 November 2018Source: Journal of Fluency DisordersAuthor(s): Laura W. Plexico, Stephen Erath, Hannah Shores, Embry Burrus (Source: Journal of Fluency Disorders)
Source: Journal of Fluency Disorders - November 2, 2018 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research

Editorial Board
Publication date: December 2018Source: Journal of Fluency Disorders, Volume 58Author(s): (Source: Journal of Fluency Disorders)
Source: Journal of Fluency Disorders - November 2, 2018 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research

Disclosure of stuttering and quality of life in people who stutter
ConclusionsAttempts to conceal stuttering in at least some life situations are not uncommon among adults who stutter. However, being involved in self-help support groups may be a helpful way of increasing disclosure of stuttering. Speech-language pathologists should become aware of the positive relationship between disclosure of stuttering and quality of life and its relevance in assessment and treatment when working with people who stutter. (Source: Journal of Fluency Disorders)
Source: Journal of Fluency Disorders - October 16, 2018 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research

The Satisfaction with Communication in Everyday Speaking Situations (SCESS) scale: An overarching outcome measure of treatment effect
ConclusionThe SCESS measure has potential to be applied as an overarching clinical trial outcome measure of stuttering treatment effect. This study provides some preliminary evidence for including it as a primary or secondary outcome in clinical trials of adult stuttering treatments. However, further studies are needed to establish the SCESS responsiveness to different stuttering treatments. (Source: Journal of Fluency Disorders)
Source: Journal of Fluency Disorders - October 16, 2018 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research

Genetic epidemiology of stuttering among school children in the state of Tamil Nadu, India
Publication date: Available online 11 October 2018Source: Journal of Fluency DisordersAuthor(s): G. Nandhini Devi, Anbupalam Thalamuthu, S. Valarmathi, N.P. Karthikeyen, C.R. Srikumari SrisailapathyAbstractPurpose: Stuttering is a fluency disorder with a worldwide prevalence of 1%. Reports on the epidemiology of stuttering in India are limited. Our primary goal was to examine the prevalence of the disorder among school children. The study also aimed to examine risk factors associated with severity and the impact of parental consanguinity in stuttering.Method: Children from 97 schools in the State of Tamil Nadu, India were ...
Source: Journal of Fluency Disorders - October 12, 2018 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research

Shining a Light on Stuttering: How One Man Used Comedy to Turn his Impairment into Applause, J. Campbell & D. F. Williams, The Brainary®, Victoria, Australia (2016). 433pp. Hardcover.
Publication date: Available online 24 September 2018Source: Journal of Fluency DisordersAuthor(s): Nicholas J. Brow (Source: Journal of Fluency Disorders)
Source: Journal of Fluency Disorders - October 5, 2018 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research

Recovery from stuttering in preschool-age children: 9 year outcomes in a clinical population
ConclusionIn this exploratory study of a clinical population, the recovery rate in children that received treatment for stuttering appeared to be comparable to a non-clinical population. Considering self-reports can improve validity of assessing the “recovery rate”. Moreover, recovery in children may not be effortless; instead, it may be the result of conscious or unconscious coping behavior. Future studies are recommended to consider self-reports to improve validity of recovery, and to document experiences with speaking to explore effortless, spontaneous fluency versus controlled fluency. (Source: Journal of Fluency Disorders)
Source: Journal of Fluency Disorders - October 5, 2018 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research

Self-report of self-disclosure statements for stuttering
ConclusionAWS may benefit from learning about the type of self-disclosure statements and the contexts in which other AWS chose to disclose. Additionally, SLPs who work with AWS may benefit from the reported procedures for and types of self-disclosure statements formulated by AWS. (Source: Journal of Fluency Disorders)
Source: Journal of Fluency Disorders - October 5, 2018 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research

Envelope modulation spectral (EMS) analyses of solo reading and choral reading conditions suggest changes in speech rhythm in adults who stutter
ConclusionOverall, current results highlight that decreases in stuttering during the choral reading is characterized by a decrease in rate and changes in some aspects of speech rhythm in Kannada speaking AWS. (Source: Journal of Fluency Disorders)
Source: Journal of Fluency Disorders - September 10, 2018 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research

Stuttering-like hesitation in speech during acute/post-acute phase of immune-mediated encephalitis
ConclusionThis case reports a probable immune-mediated encephalitis that resulted in acquired stuttering. The effect of “slowed” oscillatory brain activity on motor skills requesting sequencing and fine coordination (e.g. speech) could result in less “synchronized” systems, easily prone to disruptions. (Source: Journal of Fluency Disorders)
Source: Journal of Fluency Disorders - September 8, 2018 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research

Phonological working memory in developmental stuttering: Potential Insights from the neurobiology of language and cognition
Publication date: Available online 1 September 2018Source: Journal of Fluency DisordersAuthor(s): Andrew Bowers, Lisa M. Bowers, Dan Hudock, Heather L. Ramsdell-HudockAbstractThe current review examines how neurobiological models of language and cognition could shed light on the role of phonological working memory (PWM) in developmental stuttering (DS). Toward that aim, we review Baddeley’s influential multicomponent model of PWM and evidence for load-dependent differences between children who stutter (CWS) and adults who stutter (AWS) and typically fluent speakers (TFS) in nonword repetition and dual-task paradigms....
Source: Journal of Fluency Disorders - September 2, 2018 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research

Phonological Neighborhood Effect in Spontaneous Speech in Adults Who Stutter
ConclusionNeighborhood density facilitates fluent word production in spontaneous speech in adults who stutter, regardless of stuttering severity. This finding adds to the evidence supporting that phonological encoding plays a role in stuttering in naturalistic, spontaneous speech in adults. (Source: Journal of Fluency Disorders)
Source: Journal of Fluency Disorders - August 31, 2018 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research

Shining a Light on Stuttering: How One Man Used Comedy to Turn his Impairment into Applause, J. Campbell, D. F. Williams, The Brainary®, Victoria, Australia (2016). 433pp. Hardcover.
Publication date: Available online 28 August 2018Source: Journal of Fluency DisordersAuthor(s): Jason Walther (Source: Journal of Fluency Disorders)
Source: Journal of Fluency Disorders - August 29, 2018 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research

A response to reviewers Brow and Walther
Publication date: Available online 20 August 2018Source: Journal of Fluency DisordersAuthor(s): Dale F. Williams (Source: Journal of Fluency Disorders)
Source: Journal of Fluency Disorders - August 21, 2018 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research

The Speech Efficiency Score (SES): A time-domain measure of speech fluency
ConclusionsResults suggest that speech efficiency scores, which are based on a time-domain analysis, closely match subjective stuttering severity ratings and could ultimately provide a more objective way to measure speech fluency. (Source: Journal of Fluency Disorders)
Source: Journal of Fluency Disorders - August 14, 2018 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research

Editorial Board
Publication date: September 2018Source: Journal of Fluency Disorders, Volume 57Author(s): (Source: Journal of Fluency Disorders)
Source: Journal of Fluency Disorders - August 11, 2018 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research

Backward Masking of Tones and Speech in People who do and do not Stutter
Publication date: Available online 20 July 2018Source: Journal of Fluency DisordersAuthor(s): Shriya Basu, Robert S. Schlauch, Jayanthi Sasisekaran (Source: Journal of Fluency Disorders)
Source: Journal of Fluency Disorders - July 20, 2018 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research

Cognitive flexibility in preschool children with and without stuttering disorders
ConclusionsGroup differences in performance suggest that early stuttering may be associated with difficulty shifting attention efficiently and greater concern about errors.Findings are consistent with a growing literature indicating links between weak attentional control and persisting developmental stuttering. (Source: Journal of Fluency Disorders)
Source: Journal of Fluency Disorders - July 11, 2018 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research

A case of multiple system atrophy-parkinsonian type with stuttering- and palilalia-like dysfluencies and putaminal atrophy
In conclusion, adult-onset stuttering- and palilalia-like dysfluencies warrant careful examination of the basal ganglia-thalamocortical loop, and especially the putamen, using neuroimaging techniques. Acquired stuttering may be related to deficits in dopaminergic function. (Source: Journal of Fluency Disorders)
Source: Journal of Fluency Disorders - July 11, 2018 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research

Effect of control samples and listener attributes on speech naturalness ratings of people who stutter
ConclusionBased on this preliminary research, the addition of controls does not appear necessary in evaluating speech naturalness, however the composition of the listener group may affect results. (Source: Journal of Fluency Disorders)
Source: Journal of Fluency Disorders - July 11, 2018 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research

Use of a phoneme monitoring task to examine lexical access in adults who do and do not stutter
This study investigates the time course of lexicalization of nouns and verbs in adults who stutter. A generalized phoneme monitoring (PM) paradigm was used. Adults who stutter (AWS) and typically-fluent peers both showed an expected effect of word class (verbs yielded slower and less accurate monitoring than nouns), as well as phoneme position (word medial/final phonemes yielded slower and less accurate monitoring than word initial phonemes). However, AWS had considerably more difficulty when targets to be monitored were embedded in the medial position. A negative correlation between speed and accuracy was found in typical...
Source: Journal of Fluency Disorders - July 11, 2018 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research

Clinical Decision Making in Fluency Disorders 4th ed. W.H. Manning & A. DiLollo Plural Publishing, San Diego, CA 2017 634 Hardcover.
Publication date: Available online 23 May 2018Source: Journal of Fluency DisordersAuthor(s): Laura Johnson (Source: Journal of Fluency Disorders)
Source: Journal of Fluency Disorders - July 11, 2018 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research

Clinical Decision Making in Fluency Disorders, 4th ed., W.H. Manning, A. DiLollo. Plural Publishing, San Diego, CA (2017). 634 pp. Hardcover.
Publication date: Available online 26 May 2018Source: Journal of Fluency DisordersAuthor(s): Jill E. Douglass (Source: Journal of Fluency Disorders)
Source: Journal of Fluency Disorders - July 11, 2018 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research

Executive function and childhood stuttering: Parent ratings and evidence from a behavioral task
ConclusionCWS have more difficulty with EF in everyday life and may experience early delays in their ability to integrate aspects of attention and EF compared to CWNS. (Source: Journal of Fluency Disorders)
Source: Journal of Fluency Disorders - July 11, 2018 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research

Editorial Board
Publication date: June 2018Source: Journal of Fluency Disorders, Volume 56Author(s): (Source: Journal of Fluency Disorders)
Source: Journal of Fluency Disorders - July 11, 2018 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research

The effect of emotion on articulation rate in persistence and recovery of childhood stuttering
ConclusionNegative emotion plays a detrimental role on the speech-motor control processes of children who persist, whereas children who eventually recover seem to exhibit a relatively more stable and mature speech-motor system. This suggests that complex interactions between speech-motor and emotional processes are at play in stuttering recovery and persistency; and articulation rates following negative emotion or during stuttered versus fluent speech might be considered as potential factors to prospectively predict persistence and recovery from stuttering. (Source: Journal of Fluency Disorders)
Source: Journal of Fluency Disorders - July 11, 2018 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research

Corrigendum to “Communication attitudes in children who stutter: A meta-analytic review” [J. Fluency Disord. 46C (2015) 1–14]
Publication date: June 2018Source: Journal of Fluency Disorders, Volume 56Author(s): Linn Stokke Guttormsen, Elaina Kefalianos, Kari-Anne B. Naess (Source: Journal of Fluency Disorders)
Source: Journal of Fluency Disorders - July 11, 2018 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research

Exogenously triggered response inhibition in developmental stuttering
ConclusionsOur findings seem to indicate that previous questionnaire-based findings (Eggers, De Nil, & Van den Bergh, 2010) of a decreased efficiency of response inhibition cannot be generalized to all types of response inhibition. (Source: Journal of Fluency Disorders)
Source: Journal of Fluency Disorders - July 11, 2018 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research

Children who stutter at 3 years of age: A community-based study
ConclusionThe proportion of three-year-old children who stutter and fluency status 6 months later are reported for a large cohort of Japanese children in Hokkaido. Language skills at 1;6 year may potentially be a factor in natural recovery or persistence; because of limitations in our study design, this assumption requires additional study. This is the first preliminary study to determine the proportion of three-year-old children who stutter in a Japanese community. (Source: Journal of Fluency Disorders)
Source: Journal of Fluency Disorders - July 11, 2018 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research