Table of Contents

(Publisher-supplied data) Definitions, Stuttering Severity, and Categorization Instruments.
Genetic Factors and Their Impact on Onset and Recovery of Stuttering.
CNS Factors in Investigations Into Persistent and Recovered Stuttering.
Cognitive Factors.
Language Factors.
Motor Factors.
Environmental, Personality, and Emotional Factors.
Models That Attribute Stuttering to Language Factors Alone.
Theories That Explain Why Altered Feedback Improves the Speech Control of Speakers Who Stutter and General Theories of Speech Production That Include Accounts of Stuttering.
Model That Proposes an Interaction Between Language and Motor Factors: EXPLAN.
Early Diagnosis of Stuttering and Its Prognosis to Teenage Years and Beyond.
Application to Treatment and General Issues About Recovery. "This book is a comprehensive guide to the evidence, theories, and practical issues associated with recovery from stuttering in early childhood and into adolescence. It examines evidence that stuttering is associated with a range of biological factors such as genetics and psychological factors such as anxiety, and it critically assesses theoretical accounts that attempt to integrate these findings. Written so that it can be used flexibly to meet the demands of courses about stuttering, the book may be used as a text at the undergraduate or graduate level in psychology or speech-language science"--Provided by publisher.