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.