Comparison of Preschoolers stuttering attitudes in Turkey and the USA

The purpose of this study was to compare the stuttering attitudes of nonstuttering preschool from widely different cultures, the USA and Turkey, in order to: ! Examine whether or not nonstuttering children hold prejudicial or negative attitudes toward children who stutter ! Identify variables that may account for the emergence of those attitudes.

Weidner, Mary E., St. Louis, Kenneth O., Nakisci, Egemen, and Ozdemir. (2015). Comparison of Preschoolers stuttering attitudes in Turkey and the USA. International Project on Attitudes Toward Human Attributes. [online at

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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