Behavioral Stuttering Interventions for Children and Adolescents: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Abbreviated Journal Title
J. Speech Lang. Hear. Res.
stuttering; systematic review; children; efficacy; RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED-TRIAL; LIDCOMBE-PROGRAM; METHODOLOGICAL QUALITY; FOLLOW-UP; EFFICACY; THERAPY; IMPACT; Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology; Linguistics; Rehabilitation
Purpose: To evaluate the effectiveness of behavioral interventions designed to treat stuttering in children. Method: Studies were included for review if (a) the treatment was a behavioral intervention, (b) participants were between 2 and 18 years old, (c) the design was an experimental or quasi-experimental group design, and (d) the reported outcome measure assessed stuttering. An electronic search of 8 databases yielded a total of 9 studies, representing 327 treated participants across 7 different intervention types. Data were extracted for participant, treatment, and outcome characteristics as well as for methodological quality. Results: An analysis of the treatment effects yielded significant positive effects approaching 1 SD when compared with a nontreatment control group. No significant differences emerged for studies comparing 2 different treatments. Conclusion: Conclusions drawn from the extant research suggest that data to support the efficacy of behavioral intervention in children exists for a limited number of intervention strategies, based on a meager number of methodologically acceptable studies.
Journal of Speech Language and Hearing Research
"Behavioral Stuttering Interventions for Children and Adolescents: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis" (2013). Faculty Bibliography 2010s. 4488.