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Two Very Different Cases of Adult Onset Stuttering

Two Very Different Cases of Adult Onset Stuttering

Jill Harrison
McGill University Health Centre, 1650 CedarAvenue, Montreal, Quebec H3G 1A4

SUMMARY

Two cases of adult onset stuttering are_ presented, one of neurological origin, one functional. Neither had any history of stuttering behaviour nor any other speech or language abnormality prior to onset of dysfluency at ages 28 and 42 respectively. LF presented with an atypical pattern of multiple syllable and word repetitions following a stroke. TN presented with a severe stutter which had gradually developed over a period of weeks. Neurological findings, stuttering behaviours, and response to treatment will be compared and contrasted. Implications for" the nature and development of stuttering will be discussed.

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Diagnostic Criteria Of Determination Of Cluttering In School Children

Diagnostic Criteria Of Determination Of Cluttering In School Children

Yulia 0. Filat Ova, Lidia I. Beliakova
Logopedia Department, Moscow State Pedagogical University, 38-3-406, Akademika Anohina St., Moscow 119602, Russia

SUMMARY

The purpose of this study is to determine the diagnostic criteria of cluttering. We have tested 55 subjects between eight and sixteen years of age. We used adapted and modified Daly’s Checklist for Possible Cluttering. The test results have allowed us to divide the children into four groups: pure stuttering, a mixed form with a prevalence of stuttering, a mixed form with a prevalence of cluttering, and pure cluttering. The subjects with pure cluttering and the ones with the mixed form where cluttering dominated were studied more carefully. The results include characteristics of their oral speech, serial organisation of movements and sense of rhythm, intellectual processes and attention.

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Cluttering, Speech Rate and Linguistic Deficit: A Case Report

Cluttering, Speech Rate and Linguistic Deficit: A Case Report

David Ward
School of Linguistics, The University of Reading, Whiteknights, Reading, RG6 6AA, UK, and The Apple House Stammering Unit, The Wameford Hospital, Oxford, OX3 7JX, U.K.

SUMMARY

This paper describes the case of a 29 year-old man who was referred to the Apple House fluency clinic for a second opinion as to his speech fluency. Assessment revealed linguistic difficulties in the absence of motor speech abnormalities together with slow speech rate. A firm diagnosis was not possible from assessment, but in the apparent absence of neurological damage, cluttering was suspected. An MRI brain scan revealed no abnormality, and he was subsequently seen for therapy. As therapy progressed, the cluttering behaviours both changed, and responded to treatment. Implications for the diagnosis and treatment of cluttering are briefly discussed.

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How Can Consumer Associations Support Research And Researchers?

How Can Consumer Associations Support Research And Researchers?

Tom Weidig1 and J. Scott Yaruss2
1British Stammering Association, 15 Old Ford Road, London E2 9PJ, United Kingdom.
2Communication Science and Disorders, University of Pittsburgh, 4033 Forbes Tower; Pittsburgh PA 15260, USA

SUMMARY

The British Stammering Association (in the UK) and the National Stuttering Association (in the USA), among other consumer organizations, have created research committees to support stuttering research. These organizations sought to gather representatives from various consumer associations around the world to exchange ideas and explore opportunities for collaboration. This paper summarizes the interactions among these organizations, both before and after the face-to-face meeting at the IFA World Congress, about issues relevant to stuttering research. Key activities for collaboration that were discussed included the creation of a mailing list of all research representatives, establishment of an electronic information archive on stuttering research, and expansion of a dialogue between organizations regarding lobbying and fundraising experiences.

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Facilitating Treatment of Stuttering in Children and Adolescents

Facilitating Treatment of Stuttering in Children and Adolescents

Hermann Christmann
The Association for Stutterers In Denmark, Kloverprisvej I 0 B, 2650 Hvidovre, Denmark

SUMMARY

Treatment of stuttering in children in Denmark is carried out in municipally based treatment sites within the school administrations, where Speech Language Pathologists are working with all kinds of speech and language impediments; none are working exclusively with stuttering. This paper reports the preliminary results of a project with the aim of developing models to enable small treatment sites to render a standing, consistent service of adequate quality to children who stutter. An important aspect of the project is to work on speech language therapists becoming familiar working with organizational matters in order to get the services explicitly embedded within the organization.

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JFD

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