Compilation of a preliminary checklist for the differential diagnosis of neurogenic stuttering

The authors note that controversies regarding similarities between developmental stuttering (DS) and neurogenic stuttering (NS) symptomatology make differential diagnosis problematic. The study aimed to describe and highlight the characteristics of NS in order to compile a preliminary differential diagnostic checklist which could guide SLPs in the differential diagnosis of NS and in turn should improve the appropriate management of individuals with both NS and DS. The authors noted that although the trustworthiness of the checklist has not been confirmed through research, the clinical application could prove useful as the most prevalent symptoms of NS are
highlighted.

Lundie, M., Erasmus, Z., Zsilavecz, U., & Van der Linde, J. (2014). Compilation of a preliminary checklist for the differential diagnosis of neurogenic stuttering. South African Journal of Communication Disorders. doi.org/10.4102/sajcd.v61i1.64

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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