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Understanding and Managing Fluency Disorders
From Theory to Practice

  • Available for pre-order on June 9, 2023. Item will ship after June 30, 2023
ISBN 9781032435121
June 30, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
328 Pages 15 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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 dysfluency with illustrative examples in English and Indian languages.

Understanding and Managing Fluency Disorders introduces different fluency disorders and gives an overview of current research and the theoretical background. Clinical aspects of each fluency disorder are also described, and the book outlines assessment protocols and intervention methods. Maruthy and Kelkar address the definitions and prevalence of fluency disorders, stuttering assessments as well as 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.  

Table of Contents

1. Fluency and its development (Santosh Maruthy) 2. Normal non-fluency (Chanchal Chaudhary) 3. Fluency disorders: An overview (Maya Sanghi and Pallavi Kelkar) 4. Theoretical perspectives on stuttering (Divya Seth and Santosh Maruthy) 5. Assessment of stuttering (Amudhu Sankar and Anjana B Ram) 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)

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Santosh Maruthy is Professor of Speech Sciences in the Department of Speech-Language Sciences at the All India Institute of Speech and Hearing, Mysore, India. Pallavi Kelkar is Assistant Professor at Bharati Vidyapeeth University, Pune, India. She is also the International Representative for India at the International Cluttering Association.