2003 IFA Congress: Montreal, Canada

Tracking the Progress of Stuttering Treatment Using Subjective Parent Ratings

William S. Rosenthal
Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders, California State University, Hayward, Hayward, California, 94542, USA


A parent rating procedure for young children who stutter is described. The procedure is subjective, requires no objective Counts of behavior, but corresponds well with both clinician assessments and objective SSI-3 scores. These parent ratings can be important sources of confirmation about the progress (or lack thereof) observed by clinicians. They are also useful during breaks in therapy, so that significant or alarming changes can be detected early and timely intervention provided. Graphic and statistical analysis of the data shows good correspondence between SSI-3 changes and parent rating changes over the same period of time.
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