1st Edition

Understanding and Managing Fluency Disorders From Theory to Practice

Edited By Santosh Maruthy, Pallavi Kelkar Copyright 2023
    280 Pages 15 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    280 Pages 15 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This accessible book provides an overview of fluency disorders. Written by a team of speech-language pathology researchers and practitioners in India, it examines the concepts of fluency and disfluency with illustrative examples in English and Indian languages.

    Understanding and Managing Fluency Disorders gives an overview of current research and evidence-based practice in the context of a theoretical background. Clinical aspects of each fluency disorder are described, and the book outlines assessment protocols and intervention methods. Maruthy and Kelkar address key concepts related to different fluency disorders, including cluttering and acquired neurogenic stuttering. One of the highlights of the book is the chapter dedicated to typical disfluency, which could be of immense use to beginning clinicians who wish to increase the specificity and accuracy of their assessment. Other salient features include case vignettes, activity examples, easy steps to carry out intervention approaches and the added advantage of an ICF perspective, making this a practitioner’s guide to management of fluency disorders.

    Offering a comprehensive overview of theoretical and clinical aspects of stuttering, cluttering and fluency disorders, this volume will be highly relevant reading for students of fluency disorders and speech and language therapy. It will also provide clinicians and trainees working in the field with up-to-date theoretical and clinical information about assessment and intervention.

    1. Introduction to fluency and its development (Santosh Maruthy) 2. Typical disfluency (Chanchal Chaudhary) 3. Stuttering and other fluency disorders: An overview (Maya Sanghi and Pallavi Kelkar) 4. Theoretical perspectives in stuttering (Divya Seth and Santosh Maruthy) 5. Assessment of stuttering (Amudhu Sankar, Anjana B Ram, Pallavi Kelkar and Santosh Maruthy) 6. Management of stuttering in children (Gagan Bajaj and Divya Seth) 7. Management of stuttering in adults (Vinitha Mary George, Nirmal Sugathan and Preethy Susan Reni) 8. Acquired neurogenic stuttering (Rakesh Chowkalli Veerabhadrappa and Santosh Maruthy) 9. Cluttering (Pallavi Kelkar)


    Santosh Maruthy, Ph.D., is Professor of Speech Sciences in the Department of Speech-Language Sciences at the All India Institute of Speech and Hearing, Mysore, India. His research focuses on the mechanisms underlying stuttering as well as bilingualism and stuttering, speech science, speech perception and voice disorders in professional voice users.

    Pallavi Kelkar, Ph.D., is Associate Professor at the School of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology, Bharati Vidyapeeth (Deemed to be University), Pune, India. She is also the international representative for India at the International Cluttering Association. Her current body of work includes clinical practice, research and community work in the area of stuttering, cluttering and professional voice.