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UNLABELLED This pilot study compared two treatments for stuttering in preschool-age children. Thirty children were randomly assigned to either a Lidcombe Program (LP) treatment or a Demands and Capacities Model (DCM) treatment. Stuttering frequencies and severity ratings were obtained immediately before and after treatment (12 weeks). The stuttering(More)
The purpose of the present study was to develop and evaluate an instrument for assessing the communicative suitability of speech (i.e., the speaking situation-dependent adequacy of speech as judged by listeners). Listeners judged the suitability of speech of people who stutter (N = 10) at three stages of treatment (before, immediately after, and 6 months(More)
A rating instrument is described that can be used to assess the results of stuttering treatments. The instrument is designed for use with naive listeners. It yields a comprehensive and detailed description of the speech quality in terms of articulation, phonation, pitch, and loudness; in addition, it includes a naturalness scale. Analysis of ratings(More)
Although persistent developmental stuttering is known to affect daily living, just how great the impact is remains unclear. Furthermore, little is known about the underlying mechanisms which lead to a diminished quality of life (QoL). The primary objective of this study is to explore to what extent QoL is impaired in adults who stutter (AWS). In addition,(More)
As stuttering by most persons resolves after a time, an initial wait-and-see policy has been maintained up to now. Two recent important developments in the area of stuttering have occurred: the discovery of gene mutations that appear to be of relevance to the developmental-neurological abnormality and growing evidence that early intervention helps recovery.(More)
OBJECTIVE Stuttering is a common childhood disorder. There is limited high quality evidence regarding options for best treatment. The aim of the study was to compare the effectiveness of direct treatment with indirect treatment in preschool children who stutter. METHODS In this multicenter randomized controlled trial with an 18 month follow-up, preschool(More)
BACKGROUND Stuttering can have a negative impact on many aspects of a speaker's life. Comprehensive assessment must therefore examine a range of experiences in order to reflect the overall impact of the disorder. PURPOSE This study evaluated the Dutch translation of the Overall Assessment of the Speaker's Experience of Stuttering--School-age (OASES-S;(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the incremental cost-effectiveness and cost-utility of the Lidcombe Program (LP) compared with treatment based on the Demands and Capacities Model (RESTART-DCM) for preschool children who stutter. METHOD A cost-effectiveness and cost-utility analysis were carried out alongside a Randomized Clinical Trial(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to explore the attitudes and beliefs of speech-language pathologists (SLPs) with regard to the Lidcombe Program and Demands and Capacities-based treatment and to examine how these attitudes and beliefs might have changed as a result of participating in the RESTART-study. METHOD A focus group meeting with 13 SLPs was(More)