Fluency Disorders: Stuttering, Cluttering, and Related Fluency Problems, Second Edition is a vital resource for graduate courses on stuttering and related disorders of fluency. This thoroughly updated text features accessible and comprehensive coverage of fluency disorders across a range of clinical populations, including those with developmental and acquired stuttering, cluttering, and various types of developmental and acquired language impairment.
Information in the text is aligned with current standards for clinical certification specified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association's Council for Clinical Certification (CFCC). Readers will learn practical strategies and methods for how to assess and treat fluency disorders in preschool and school-aged children, teens, and adults.
The text is organized into five key sections: Foundational Concepts, Neurodevelopmental Stuttering, Other Types of Fluency Disorders, Clinical Assessment, and Intervention Approaches. Together, these topics make the comprehensive Fluency Disorders a truly distinguishable text in the field of speech-language pathology.
- Content that emphasizes clinical practice as well as client/patient experiences
- Discussion of fluency disorders in the context of communicative functioning and quality of life
- Chapter objectives begin each chapter and highlight key topics
- "Questions to Consider" conclude each chapter to help readers apply their knowledge
- Readers learn to organize information around clinical principles and frameworks
New to the Second Edition
- New larger 8.5" x 11" trim size
- Updated and expanded references throughout
- Reorganized outline and increased coverage of treatment and counseling information
- Expanded use of text boxes to help readers relate chapter concepts to clinical practice
- Access to a PluralPlus companion website with PowerPoint lecture slides for instructors and clinical forms, skill-building activities, video demonstrations, and a list of suggested readings for students
Kenneth J. Logan, PhD, CCC-SLP, is an associate professor at the University of Florida. Dr. Logan completed his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Colorado State University, and his doctorate degree at Syracuse University. He has over 30 years of experience with teaching college courses on stuttering and over that time, he also has provided clinical services to children, teens, and adults who stutter. His research has examined a variety of issues, including the speaking contexts in which stuttered speech occurs, listeners’ reactions to stuttered speech, and the development of methods for improving the quality and efficiency of fluency assessment. Dr. Logan is a former associate editor of the Journal of Fluency Disorders, and he has given numerous conference presentations and published dozens of research papers on stuttering.
He is a co-author of the Test of Childhood Stuttering and the forthcoming 5th edition of the Stuttering Severity Instrument. Having stuttered since childhood, Dr. Logan has experienced many of the challenges that come with having a fluency disorder and he has been on the receiving end of several types of fluency therapy. He is happy to report that talking has become one of his favorite activities.