Current Clinical Strategies for Treatment of Stuttering and Fluency Disorders

November 09, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News
New York/Stuttgart - Thieme Publishers announces the release of the third edition of “Stuttering and Related Disorders of Fluency” by Edward G. Conture, Ph.D., director of the department of hearing and speech sciences and a professor at Vanderbilt University and Richard F. Curlee, Ph.D., professor emeritus in the department of speech and hearing sciences at the University of Arizona. Fully updated, the book features 10 new chapters and presents a complete overview of the assessment and treatment regarding stuttering and related disorders.

“Stuttering and Related Disorders of Fluency” contains up-to-date information regarding the influence of language and phonology on stuttering and the implication these factors have on evaluation and treatment.

The new edition includes an expanded and updated discussion of the challenges clinicians face when children who stutter also have problems with language, phonology or are bilingual speakers. Three new chapters describe the signs and symptoms of cluttering by the country's leading experts. Additionally, a new section addresses pharmaceutical approaches to stuttering and includes detailed information on the efficacy of such treatments as well as the possible side effects.

The book retains the far-reaching scope of the previous editions while providing thorough guidance for early assessment, diagnosis, and the treatments and adjunctive therapies available for each disorder. Ideal for students in graduate programs and clinical practicum, the book is an indispensable reference for practitioners in a clinical setting.

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