Journal of Fluency Disorders (J FLUENCY DISORD )

Publisher: Research Foundation for Communication Disorders; International Fluency Association, Elsevier


Now recognized as the only publication devoted specifically to fluency, Journal of Fluency Disorders provides comprehensive coverage of clinical, experimental, and theoretical aspects of stuttering, including the latest remediation techniques. As the Official Journal of the International Fluency Association, the journal features full-length research and clinical reports; methodological, theoretical and philosophical articles; reviews; short communications and much more - all readily accessible and tailored to the needs of the professional. Selected abstracts from Journal of Fluency Disorders are available in Ampersand, the Elsevier Science linguistics newsletter.

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Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: Purpose The aim of the study was to determine the correlation between the personality trait extraversion and the communication attitude in people who stutter (PWS). Method Thirty PWS completed Erickson's Communication Attitude Scale (S-24) (Andrews & Cutler, 1974) as well as a Dutch adaptation of the extraversion scale of the NEO Five-Factor Inventory (Hoekstra, 1996). Results The communication attitude scores correlated significantly with the extraversion scores: PWS with a more negative communication attitude were more introvert and PWS with a more positive attitude were more extravert. Conclusion This result suggests that the S-24 is not only sensitive to communication attitude in relation to speech impairment, but also to the respondent's degree of extraversion. Consequently, assessment of communication attitude needs to be re-thought so as to take personality factors into account. Educational objectives: Readers should be able to: (1) describe the difference between temperament and personality; (2) describe what the S-24 Communication attitude scale measures in PWS; (3) describe how the personality trait extraversion may influence the communication attitude in PWS; (4) describe how the extraversion scale is correlated to the communication attitude scale according to the authors of this article.
    Journal of Fluency Disorders 09/2014;
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    ABSTRACT: Purpose The study sought to compare public attitudes toward cluttering versus stuttering in Norway and Puerto Rico and to compare respondents’ identification of persons known with these fluency disorders. Method After reading lay definitions of cluttering and stuttering, three samples of adults from Norway and three from Puerto Rico rated their attitudes toward cluttering and/or stuttering on modified versions of the POSHA-Cl (for cluttering) and POSHA-S (for stuttering). They also identified children and adults whom they knew who either or both manifested cluttering or stuttering. Results Attitudes toward cluttering were essentially unaffected by rating either cluttering only or combined cluttering and stuttering on the same questionnaire in both countries. The same was also true of stuttering. Attitudes were very similar toward both disorders although slightly less positive for cluttering. Norwegian attitudes toward both disorders were generally more positive than Puerto Rican attitudes. The average respondent identified slightly more than one fluency disorder, a higher percentage for stuttering than cluttering and higher for adults than children. Cluttering-stuttering was rarely identified. Conclusion Given a lay definition, this study confirmed that adults from diverse cultures hold attitudes toward cluttering that are similar to—but somewhat less positive than—their attitudes toward stuttering. It also confirmed that adults can identify cluttering among people they know, although less commonly than stuttering. Design controls in this study assured that consideration of stuttering did not affect either the attitudes or identification results for cluttering
    Journal of Fluency Disorders 06/2014;
  • Journal of Fluency Disorders 01/2014; 40:1-3.
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    ABSTRACT: Purpose The study aimed to investigate how cluttering specialists rated degree of, prominence or saliency of various communication dimensions as contributing to the overall cluttering, severity. Method Using a 9-point Likert type scoring system, 31 cluttering specialists (with an average of 19, years of experience with cluttering) rated the relative importance of eight speech and language, dimensions often associated with cluttering, from ‘1’ (‘not important’) at the low end to a ‘9’ (‘very, important’) at the high saliency end. Results Though the salience ratings differed, the values in most cases were toward the high end of the, rating scale. Additionally, correlational analyses revealed several patterns of inter-correlation among, the dimensions indicating that contribution of each communication dimension to overall cluttering, severity may not be the same for all. Rather, it suggested that these dimensions may speak to cluttering, severity through differential perceptual pathways that characterized the thinking of the experts who, participated. Conclusion Greater understanding of the various communication behaviors contributing to cluttering, severity is needed for theoretical, research and clinical purposes. To the extent that the dimensions, studied are thought to be relevant for cluttering, the results strengthen the notion that these, dimensions (and perhaps others) should be included if we are to capture a comprehensive picture of, cluttering severity.
    Journal of Fluency Disorders 11/2013;
  • Journal of Fluency Disorders 01/2013;
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    ABSTRACT: Stuttering is a chronic condition involving involuntary disruption to speech fluency. While elevated social anxiety has been found to be a risk factor for adults who have stuttered all their lives, it is unclear how stuttering influences other negative mood states such as interpersonal sensitivity and depressive mood. Consequently, controlled research was conducted that investigated negative affectivity across a number of domains in adults who stutter. Participants included 200 adults who have stuttered since childhood, with comparisons made to 200 non-stuttering controls of similar age and sex. The adults who stuttered were found to have significantly elevated levels of distress and negative mood states compared to the controls. As expected, significant differences were found for anxiety, however, significant and substantial differences were also found across a broad range of negative affect, including dimensions such as somatization, interpersonal sensitivity, depressive mood, hostility and paranoia. The implications of these findings for the better management of stuttering are discussed. EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES: The reader will be able to describe: (a) the negative impact of a chronic disorder like stuttering on people who have stuttered all their life; (b) the factor structure of the SCL-90-R; (c) the negative affectivity construct, and (d) the difference between psychogenic theories of stuttering and neurological theories of stuttering.
    Journal of Fluency Disorders 01/2011; 36:17-26.
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    ABSTRACT: Stuttering has been found to deteriorate quality of life in psychological, emotional and social functioning domains. It is reasonable to assume then that stuttering would also be associated with economic consequences that may also challenge quality of life. Remarkably, the personal financial costs associated with stuttering in adults has rarely if ever been explored or investigated in the fluency disorders field. This study involved an assessment of the personal costs of stuttering and an investigation into determinants that may influence spending. Two hundred adults who stutter participated in this study. Findings indicated that the average total cost was around $5,500 (median cost $4,165) in 2007/08 Australian dollars over a 5-year period. Major financial items included costs of direct and indirect treatments for stuttering, self-help, stuttering related conferences, and technology. Financial costs were not significantly influenced by the sex of the person, annual income, or by how severe the person stuttered. However, those individuals younger than 60 years old spent significantly more on treatment related costs, while those with elevated levels of social anxiety spent significantly less than those with lower levels of social anxiety. Quality of life implications associated with stuttering are discussed. EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES: The reader will be able to: (a) describe the method for assessing the direct financial costs of stuttering over a 5-year period; (b) describe the financial personal cost of stuttering for adults who stutter; (c) describe the relationship between factors like sex, age, severity of stuttering and financial costs; and (d) describe the relationship between social anxiety and the financial cost of stuttering.
    Journal of Fluency Disorders 01/2010; 35:203-215.
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    ABSTRACT: This study reports the results of an investigation of public awareness and knowledge of stuttering in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A total number of 606 street recruited respondents answered questions on various aspects of stuttering, including prevalence, onset, gender distribution, occurrence in different cultures, cause, treatment, intelligence, and hereditariness. The questionnaire used was a Portuguese version of the one by [Van Borsel, J., Verniers, I. & Bouvry, S. (1999). Public awareness of stuttering. Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica, 51, 124-132]. Although, stuttering is a disorder which is known to a majority of the participants, knowledge appears to be limited for certain aspects. Knowledge also differs among subgroups of participants according to gender, age and educational level. Comparison of the results of the current study with similar studies conducted in Belgium and in Shanghai, China shows several similarities but also some differences. EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES: The reader will be able to: (1) discuss public awareness and knowledge of stuttering in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; (2) discuss the differences in knowledge according to gender, age and educational level and; (3) discuss similarities and differences with comparable studies run in Belgium and Shanghai, China.
    Journal of Fluency Disorders 04/2008; 33(1):24-31.