Child and mother variables in the development of stuttering among high-risk children: A longitudinal study
Abbreviated Journal Title
J. Fluency Disord.
SEGMENT DURATIONS; YOUNG STUTTERERS; SPEECH; LANGUAGE; SKILLS; ONSET; Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology; Education, Special; Linguistics; Rehabilitation
In this prospective study, 26 of the 93 preschool children with a parental history of stuttering who began to stuffer were compared at preonset and 1 year later with those of a matched group of 26 children who continued to be seen as nonstutterers. These two groups of at-risk children were compared in terms of the development of their articulatory and language skills and in terms of the communicative style and speaking behaviors of their mothers. At preonset, the children who started to stutter demonstrated a faster articulatory rate than those I who remained fluent. One year later, however, this difference was no longer statistically significant. The two groups of children did not differ in their linguistic skills at either of these time periods. Moreover, the communicative style and speaking behaviors of the mothers of the children who later began to stutter did not differ from that of the mothers of children who did not either prior to or after the onset of stuttering. This suggests that these variables did not contribute to the onset of stuttering or to its course. (C) 1998 Elsevier Science Inc.
Journal of Fluency Disorders
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