10 Feb 2015
Craig Coleman joins Peter Reitzes to answer the question Is there a best stuttering treatment?
During today’s episode, Mr. Coleman is asked about a number of comments made about stuttering by Carrie Clark, a speech-language pathologist, on her podcast and on a video. Topics include:
- Is there a best stuttering treatment?
- Is there such a thing as typical or normal stuttering?
- Does everybody stutter?
- Does the American Speech-Language Hearing Association support and back specific stuttering treatments?
- Can parents respond to stuttering in ways that “will make sure…that stuttering does not become a bigger problem for your child”?
CRAIG COLEMAN, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-F is an assistant professor at Marshall University and a Board-Certified Specialist in fluency Disorders. Mr. Coleman is currently serving as coordinator of ASHA SIG 4 (Fluency) and as a member of the ASHA ad-hoc committee to revise the scope of practice in speech-language pathology. Craig is an adjunct instructor at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Co-Director of the Stuttering U. summer program for children who stutter, their families, and SLPs.
Selected links from today’s episode:
- Response-Contingency Therapy for Stuttering: The Best Stuttering Treatment Around (Researchers Say) by Carrie Clark (video)
- Stuttering Overview: Podcast 11 by Carrie Clark
- Stuttering Therapy for Children: Podcast 17 by Carrie Clark
- Other StutterTalk episodes on Preschool Stuttering Treatment
- Stuttering treatment research 1970-2005: I. Systematic review incorporating trial quality assessment of behavioral, cognitive, and related approaches (abstract) by Bothe (2006) et al.
- Effectiveness of Interventions for Preschool Children with Fluency Disorders: A Comparison of Direct Versus Indirect Treatments (article) from the National Center for Evidence-Based Practice in Communication Disorders, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, by Frymark, Venediktov & Wang (2010)
- Lidcombe News, January 2011, Edition 39 published at the Montreal Fluency Centre