Best Practice for Developmental Stuttering: Balancing Evidence and Expertise
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Stuttering is a complex
disorder that can lead to social, emotional, and academic difficulties.
Clinicians treating children who stutter must consider many factors during
assessment and intervention. The articles in this clinical forum describe
approaches to evidence-based practice (EBP) that balance available research
with clinical expertise, while also considering the needs and desires of the
patient and family. Four fluency experts use case studies to describe how they
make decisions about stuttering management for a young child as well as an
adolescent. Clinicians can use this information to guide how they incorporate
the three components of EBP – research evidence, clinical expertise, and client
preferences – into their own practice with children who stutter.
You will be able to:
- describe at least three ways to gather evidence to support
assessment and treatment decisions for stuttering
- discuss the social, emotional, and academic consequences of
stuttering in children
- describe the evidence for commonly used stuttering
- explain how patient and family preferences may impact decisions
about stuttering treatment
Online, multiple-choice exam