Stuttering: Foundations and Clinical Applications, 2nd edition

Published by Pearson (April 1, 2014) © 2015

  • Ehud H. Yairi University of Illinois and University of Tel Aviv
  • Carol H. Seery University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee



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  • Provides balanced, equal coverage of three main areas:
    • The nature of stuttering,
    • The explanations of stuttering, and
    • The clinical management of stuttering.
  • Provides comprehensive coverage of the options from the various theoretical viewpoints and relates them to specific age groups.
  • Uses an easy-to-read writing style that also deals with concepts and scientific material with appreciable depth.
  • Shares examples from the authors’ own scholarly, clinical, and personal experiences to enrich readers’ understanding of the material.
  • Includes a number of pedagogical aids for motivating and reinforcing understanding:
    • Learner Objectives set up an educational frame of reference for students before new material is presented.
    • Study and Discussion questions help readers review and test their understanding.
    • Systematic multilevel content presentations throughout enable students to navigate through the material more successfully.
    • Boxed focal points highlight areas of emphasis and special interest.
    • Diagrams, reference data, and questionnaires enhance readers’ visual learning experience and provide practical tools and information.
    • Dedicated therapy chapters for different age groups cover preschoolers, adults, and school-aged children and the needs specific to these groups.
    • Recommended readings and websites direct readers to the most pertinent supplementary information.
  • NEW! Ease of readability is a main feature of the new edition.
  • NEW! Highlights sections with the latest scientific knowledge of stuttering regarding:
    • Incidence and prevalence,
    • Onset,
    • Natural Recovery, and
    • Genetics.
  • NEW! Completely revised sections cover:
    • Brain anatomy and physiology,
    • Motor aspects, and
    • Cluttering.
  • NEW! Features modified for improved presentation include:
    • New case studies,
    • New tables and figures,
    • New outline format of treatment procedures, and
    • Revised chapter order in the clinical management section.
  • Instructional materials include new and/or modified PowerPoint slides and Instructor’s Manual.

Part I: Nature of Stuttering        

1    What Is Stuttering? 

2    Who and How Many Stutter?           

3    When and How Does Stuttering Begin? How Does It Develop?         

4    Where Does Stuttering End? What are its Advanced Characteristics?

Part II: Explanations of Stuttering          

5    Why Do People Stutter? Evaluating Theories and Models     

6    Is Stuttering Psychological? Theories and Investigations      

7    Is Stuttering Biological? Theories and Investigations

Part III: Clinical Management of Stuttering 

8    Assessment of Adults and School-Age Children      

9    Assessment of Preschool-Age Children

10    Stuttering Therapy Overview: Issues and Directions

11   Therapy for Adults: Focus on Emotional Reactions  

12   Therapy for Adults: Focus on Stuttering and Fluency           

13   Therapy for School-Age Children     

14    Therapy for Preschool-Age Children           

15   Other Fluency Disorders; Cultural and Bilingual Issues

Ehud Yairi, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, is an internationally recognized expert on stuttering who teaches at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Tel Aviv University.  He is the recipient of the Honors of the Association from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, the Researcher Award of Distinction from the International Fluency Association, and the Malcolm Fraser Award for excellence in the field of stuttering from the Stuttering Foundation of America. He is the coauthor of Early Childhood Stuttering (Pro-Ed, 2004) as well as numerous articles on the subject.

Carol Hubbard Seery, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, currently the Chairperson of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, has engaged in teaching, research, and clinical service in schools and other settings related to stuttering for over twenty years. A board certified specialist in fluency disorders, she has authored and co-authored multiple articles in scientific journals, has presented on stuttering in many forums, and serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Communication Disorders.

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