Stuttering is a speech fluency disorder
characterized by frequent repetitions, pauses and prolongations that interfere with the normal flow of speech.
may be caused by cerebral accidents, Tourette's syndrome, and other medical conditions, but the most common fluency disorder
is stuttering (Cooper, 1997).
The topics include the evaluation and treatment of bilingual fluency disorder
, planning and implementing effective intervention for linguistically diverse learners, a model for treating phonological impairments in bilingual children, and the clinical relevance of current trends in research.
Stuttering is a fluency disorder
characterized by breaks in the flow of speech by repetitions, prolongations, or abnormal stoppages of sounds and syllables.
While working in this capacity, she has recognized the lack of effectiveness of the conventional medical approach towards assisting people with fluency disorders
, called stuttering, stammering, and cluttering.
Among the topics are Asian and Pacific American languages and cultures, Hispanic and Latino cultures in the US and Latin America, cultural diversity and fluency disorders
, multicultural aspects of hearing loss, and intervention for multicultural and international clients with communication disorders.
The contributors work in special education, speech and hearing sciences, speech-language pathology, psychology, and fluency disorders
in North America, the US, and Australia.
The first article by Conelea, Rice, and Woods' addresses current research on regulated breathing to support clients with fluency disorders
Proceedings of the Third World Congress on Fluency Disorders
in Nyborg, Denmark (pp.
He holds Specialty Recognition in Fluency Disorders
from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
The rehabilitation counselor should refer the consumer who stutters to a speech language pathologist who is experienced in the assessment and treatment of fluency disorders
Workshop coordinators include local speech-language pathologists Nina Reeves and Tricia Krauss-Lehrman, both board recognized specialists in fluency disorders