Journal article

Communication attitudes in children who stutter: A meta-analytic review

Linn Stokke Guttormsen, Elaina Kefalianos, Kari-Anne B Naess

Journal of Fluency Disorders | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2015

Abstract

BACKGROUND: This article presents a meta-analytic review of differences in communication attitudes between children who stutter (CWS) and children who do not stutter (CWNS). METHOD: To be included in this review, the studies had to include a group of CWS and CWNS between the ages of 3-18 years and a measurement of communication attitudes. The journal articles were identified by using the key words stutter*, speech disfluenc*, fluency disorder*, and stammer* cross-referenced to awareness*, reaction*, attitude*, KiddyCAT, CAT, A-19 Scale, PASS and OASES. RESULTS: A total of 18 studies met the inclusion criteria for this meta-analysis. The results showed that CWS exhibit more negative communica..

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