2nd Edition

Stuttering Perspectives A Journey Through Research, Treatment, Controversies, and Personal Accounts

By Dale F. Williams Copyright 2023
    208 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    208 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Stuttering Perspectives is a highly engaging book that interweaves discussion and research about stuttering with personal accounts.

    Written in a reader-friendly and informal style, the book considers stuttering from a variety of angles, providing the reader with a nuanced and holistic view. In this way, topics such as therapy, support groups, listener reactions, and many others are not only explained within the context of current research, but also illustrated with lively examples demonstrating the stuttering experience. Fully updated in its second edition, the book includes new stories, additional discussion questions, and inclusion of contemporary stuttering issues not contained in the original version.

    This book is highly relevant reading for speech and language professionals, as well as students of communication sciences and disorders. It will also be of great interest to people who stutter and anyone with an interest in fluency disorders.


    1. The Start
    2. What is Stuttering?
    3. Eighth Grade English Class
    4. How to read research (and non-research)
    5. The First Research Article Everyone Reads
    6. Therapy
    7. The Pianist
    8. Support Groups
    9. The Meeting
    10. The Stereotyping of People Who Stutter
    11. Dialogue
    12. Listeners
    13. Stories of Listeners
    14. Friends, Family, and Significant Others
    15. Losing a Life
    16. Self-Improvement is Worth the Risk
    17. The Match of a Lifetime
    18. Odds ‘n’ Ends
    19. The Bottom Line
    20. Other Resources



    Dale F. Williams, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BRS-FD is Professor and Chair of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Florida Atlantic University, USA. A board-certified specialist in fluency and person who stutters, Dr. Williams is a past president of the American Board of Fluency and Fluency Disorders. In addition, he has coordinated the Boca Raton chapter of the National Stuttering Association since 1996. His publications include four textbooks, a stuttering workbook, and a children’s story about stuttering, in addition to numerous research articles.