Dysfluencies in the speech of adults with intellectual disabilities and reported speech difficulties

The authors of this study reported that the dysfluencies in the speech of adults with intellectual disabilities and poor intelligibility show patterns that are specific for this population, and that the results suggest that in this specific group of dysfluent speakers interventions should be aimed at cluttering rather than stuttering.

Marjolein C. Coppens-Hofman, Hayo R. Terbanda, Ben A.M. Maassen, Henny M.J. van Schrojenstein Lantman-De Valk, Yvonne van Zaalen-op’t Hof, and Ad F.M. Snik. (2013). Dysfluencies in the speech of adults with intellectual disabilities and reported speech difficulties. Journal of Communication Disorders. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcomdis.2013.08.001

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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