Anxiety of children and adolescents who stutter – A review

The authors observed stuttering adults are at risk of social anxiety disorder, and, young people who stutter are at risk for the development of anxiety. The timing of anxiety onset related to stuttering is unclear, which is due to a range of methodological limitations in the research evidence. The authors proposed that it is likely anxiety related to stuttering increases over time, exceeding normal levels in adults.

Smith, Kylie, Iverach, Lisa, O’Brian, Sue, Kefalianos, Eliana, and Reilly, Sheena. (2014). Anxiety of children and adolescents who stutter – A review. Journal of Fluency Disorders http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jfludis.2014.01.003

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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