Social anxiety disorder and stuttering: Current status and future directions

The authors observe that a growing body of research has demonstrated an alarmingly high rate of social anxiety disorder among adults who stutter, and suggest that collaboration between speech pathologists and psychologists is required to develop and implement comprehensive assessment and treatment for social anxiety among people who stutter, and determining the prevalence of social anxiety disorder among children and adolescents who stutter is a critical line of future research.

Iverach, Lisa & Rapee, Ronald M. (2013). Social anxiety disorder and stuttering: Current status and future directions. Journal of Fluency Disorders, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jfludis.2013.08.003

About rickyWburk

Ricky W. Burk, CCC-SLP, BCS-F, is a speech-language pathologist who provides in-home therapy for adolescents and adults residing in Tennessee and Mississippi who stutter. His career includes PreK, elementary, middle, and high school practice, undergraduate & graduate faculty appointments, skilled nursing, national & international consultation, private practice, and national & international speaking presentations. He holds the American Speech-Language Hearing Association Certificate of Clinical Competence, and he is a Board Certified Specialist in Fluency Disorders. He is the ASHA Continuing Education Administrator for the National Association for Speech Fluency.
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