Perspective Pieces: On ways to “do” evidence-based practice for stuttering

This past month, ASHA’s Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools journal published a “Clinical Forum” on stuttering. This series, an introduction and two articles each on preschool and adolescent treatment, gives a sort of master class on how experts in the field put the idea of evidence-based practice into… practice. These articles don’t report new empirical research, so The Informed SLP team doesn’t review them (see our FAQ for more details), but rather we point interested readers in their direction. You’re all here because EBP is your jam, so whether or not you do a lot of fluency treatment, you might be interested to read how the pros do it.

Note: This series is free, so even if you aren’t an ASHA member, you have access to the full articles. Yay!

Introduction to the Clinical Forum:

Byrd, C. T. & Donaher, J. (2018). Best Practice for Developmental Stuttering: Balancing Evidence and Expertise. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 49(1), 1-3. doi: 10.1044/2017_LSHSS-17-0089.

Preschool:

Bernstein Ratner, N. (2018). Selecting Treatments and Monitoring Outcomes: The Circle of Evidence-Based Practice and Client-Centered Care in Treating a Preschool Child Who Stutters. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 49(1), 13-22. doi: 10.1044/2017_LSHSS-17-0015.

Nippold, M. A. (2018). Stuttering in Preschool Children: Direct Versus Indirect Treatment. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 49(1), 4-12. doi: 10.1044/2017_LSHSS-17-0066.

Adolescents:

Coleman, C. E. (2018). Comprehensive Stuttering Treatment for Adolescents: A Case Study. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 49(1), 33-41. doi: 10.1044/2017_LSHSS-17-0019.

Marcotte, A. K. (2018). Evidence, Goals, and Outcomes in Stuttering Treatment: Applications With an Adolescent Who Stutters. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 49(1), 23-32. doi: 10.1044/2017_LSHSS-17-0020.