Stuttering and language ability in children: questioning the connection.

  title={Stuttering and language ability in children: questioning the connection.},
  author={Marilyn A Nippold},
  journal={American journal of speech-language pathology},
  volume={21 3},
PURPOSE This article explains why it is reasonable to question the view that stuttering and language ability in children are linked-the so-called "stuttering-language connection." METHOD Studies that focused on syntactic, morphologic, and lexical development in children who stutter (CWS) are examined for evidence to support the following claims: (a) that CWS, as a group, are more likely to have disordered or weak language skills ("language deficits") than children who do not stutter (CWNS… CONTINUE READING

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