This long awaited revision was written based on the belief that clinical professionals should have specialized knowledge about a disorder, the people it affects, and how it can be managed effectively, and that such knowledge should be based on empirical scientific studies. The best and most authoritative sources for such information are the individuals who have been involved in its acquisition. Thus, this book's authors include researchers who gathered much of the data that are discussed, theorists who attempt to explain such data, and clinicians who developed and tested many of the assessment and management procedures currently employed with children and adults who stutter. This contributed text covers the epidemiology, characteristics, etiological accounts and treatment of stuttering. It provides thorough, scholarly reviews of what is known about stuttering and its clinical management. It is informative, comprehensive, current, and authoritative in its coverage. It is intended to be both a reference for professionals and a text for students in graduate research and clinical training programs.
Publisher: Pearson Education (US)