2022 Joint World Congress

Proceedings of the 2022 Joint World Congress on Stuttering and Cluttering Montreal, Canada

by Stacy Wagovich, Editor

It has been my pleasure to coordinate the peer-review of the work of my colleagues for these Proceedings. The program for the conference in Montreal offered a range of presentations, from original research to key discussions designed to move the field forward. Articles in the Proceedings addressed both clinical and theoretical questions important to our field. The Proceedings are a reflection of the IFA membership, in that the articles come from researchers around the world, as well as researchers collaborating with each other across countries.

In these Proceedings, we adopted an extended abstract format to enable researchers to provide condensed versions of their presentation content. In addition to the Proceedings, we are grateful to the Journal of Fluency Disorders for the opportunity to develop a special issue containing full-length articles from the Congress. Together, these two options offered presenters two publication options for the dissemination of their work. An additional change is that we are making these Proceedings open-access on the IFA website, so that the articles are openly available to all. Open dissemination of research is critical to moving the science of our field forward, so that we all have access to evidence to support our research and clinical work.

I am truly grateful to all of my colleagues who so graciously agreed to review the manuscripts for the Proceedings. I am also thankful to the IFA Junior Researcher Network of doctoral students/candidates and post-doctoral fellows. They provided reviews of manuscripts for the Proceedings under the mentorship of their faculty advisors. Many of them agreed to review multiple manuscripts, and I am extremely to them for their hard work in reviewing submissions.

Finally, as a member of the Research and Publications Committee, I would like to thank the other members of the committee, especially committee chairs Tom Weidig and Evan Usler. Both Tom and Evan were extraordinarily helpful, providing guidance and the institutional knowledge to complete this project..

I hope that you enjoy reading the articles in these Proceedings and that they support your work in the areas of stuttering and cluttering. My hope is that they also inspire us to foster greater collaboration across countries in reading about the fruitful international collaborations already in place. Thanks to the IFA for encouraging these aspirations, across many initiatives, including the 2022 Proceedings.

Table of Contents

  1. Exploring the Development of Stuttering’s Adverse Impact through Parent, Child, and SLP Perspectives, by Bridget Walsh, Seth E. Tichenor, & Katelyn L. Gerwin
  2. Psychological Comorbidities in Stuttering: Self Report and Implications, by Emily G. LeRose, Seth E. Tichenor, J. Scott Yaruss, & Shelly Jo Kraft
  3. It’s Just That Simple: Parental Language Complexity in Early Childhood Stuttering, by Madison Burns & Nan Bernstein Ratner
  4. All in Good Time: A Preliminary Study of Parent-Child Turn Taking in Early Stuttering, by Allison Godsey & Nan Bernstein Ratner
  5. Variability of Stuttering Severity and Emotions in Daily Life: An Ecological Momentary Assessment (EMA), by Xiaofan Lei, Jayanthi Sasisekaran, & Viann Nguyen-Feng
  6. Bypassing Transcription: Efficacy of a Tally-Based System for Disfluency Analysis of Preschool Children Who Stutter, by Jean Sawyer
  7. Assessing Stuttering Severity from the Perspective of People Who Stutter, by J. Scott Yaruss
  8. Effects of an Intensive Group Therapy for Adolescents Who Stutter: Preliminary Results of a Retrospective Study, by Marie-Ève Caty, Judith Labonté, Maxime Paquet, Isabelle Nadeau, & Marie-Laurence Dubé
  9. Childhood Stuttering Screening for Physicians (CSS-P™): Supporting Accurate Referral of Young Children Who Stutter, by J. Scott Yaruss & Loryn McGill
  10. Adaptation of the Overall Assessment of the Speaker’s Experience of Stuttering for People Who Clutter (OASEC), by Kathleen Scaler Scott & J. Scott Yaruss
  11. A Communication Attitude Comparison Between Kannada and Hindi Speaking Children With and Without Stuttering, by Rakesh C. Veerabhadrappa, Martine Vanryckeghem, & Santosh Maruthy
  12. Studying the Differences in the Role of Speech Related Attitude in French-Speaking Preschool Children Who Stutter and Do Not Stutter, by Clement Aunis-Oumghar, Martine Vanryckeghem, & Anne-Lise Leclercq
  13. Exploring the Cluttering Curriculum in Speech Pathology Programs Worldwide, by Carla Di Domenicantonio, Isabella Reichel, Edna Carlo, Angela Choi, & R. Sertan Özdemir
  14. Cluttering and Its Impact on Working Life and Career Choice: Qualitative Semi-structured Interviews with Adults with Cluttering in Norway, by Turid Falck-Pedersen & Hilda Sønsterud
  15. Current and Pre-pandemic Use of Digital Technologies by Speech-Language Pathologists and Speech-Language Pathology Graduate Students to Assess and Treat Fluency Disorders, by Glen Tellis, Samantha Delmar, Maria Monteleone, Faith Foster, Brooke Penrod, Megan Fenstermaker, & Erik Raj
  16. One Percent or More: Outreach, Acceptance, and Representation, by Kirsten Howells, Caryn Herring, Jane Powell, Gregory J. Spray, Seth E. Tichenor, & J. Scott Yaruss
  17. Openness about Stuttering: What Does It Mean and How Is It Cultivated?, by Michael Boyle & Rodney Gabel
  18. A Point of View about Fluency, by Seth E. Tichenor, Christopher D. Constantino, & J. Scott Yaruss
  19. The Value of Collaboration in Advancing Science in Cluttering, by Kathleen Scaler Scott & Rutger Wilhelm
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