2003 IFA Congress: Montreal, Canada

Easy, Ethical Efficacy 2003

Bruce P. Ryan
Communicative Disorders, 1250 Bellfloweig California State University, Long Beach, California, 90840


Ryan (2001a, 2001b) suggested that it was ethical and possible to evaluate treatment for stuttering using a 10-point rating scale for each of the three dimensions of: (a) pre- posttesting of stuttering, (b) description of procedures, and (c) length of treatment in hours to achieve 30 total points. The revised scale was discussed and explained to the audience. who were given 1 of 5 treatment procedures to rate using the scale during the latter half of the presentation. The results were collected from the audience and analyzed to reveal that certain treatments scored better than others on the scale.
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