Birth weight and stuttering – Evidence from three birth cohorts

The authors analyzed data from the Millennium Cohort Study (MCS), British Cohort Study (BCS70) and National Child Development Study (NCDS), whose initial cohorts comprised over 56,000 individuals. The goal of the study was to determine whether birth weight was associated with childhood/adolescent stuttering. The authors reported the results suggested birth weight is not a clinically useful predictor of childhood or persistent stuttering.

McAllister, Jan & Collier, Jacqueline. (2013). Birth weight and stuttering – Evidence from three birth cohorts. Journal of Fluency Disorders. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jfludis.2013.10.002

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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