Date of Award

January 2015

Degree Type

Open Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Special Education

First Advisor

Charles Hughes

Department Affiliation

Special Education

Second Advisor

Kellie C. Ellis

Department Affiliation

Special Education

Third Advisor

Susan Mahanna-Boden

Department Affiliation

Special Education

Abstract

A web-based survey was collected and analyzed from 39 speech-language pathologists (SLP) contacted through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association's (ASHA) Special Interest Groups #2 and #4 as well as members of the American Board of Fluency and Fluency Disorders (ABFFD) via email regarding their current perceptions and clinical practice patterns with individuals with neurogenic and psychogenic stuttering. Participants reported using a battery of assessments and a variety of treatment approaches to diagnose neurogenic and psychogenic stuttering in addition to traditional fluency assessments and fluency enhancing techniques. Participants rated themselves as having more knowledge and experience with neurogenic stuttering than psychogenic stuttering. Results of the study revealed that some, but not all SLPs are collaborating with other health professionals in regards to providing clinical services to individuals with neurogenic or psychogenic stuttering.

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