A new method to sample stuttering in preschool children

O'Brian, Sue, Jones, Mark, Pilowsky, Rachel, Onslow, Mark, Packman, Ann and Menzies, Ross (2010) A new method to sample stuttering in preschool children. International Journal of Speech Language Pathology, 12 3: 173-177. doi:10.3109/17549500903464338

Author O'Brian, Sue
Jones, Mark
Pilowsky, Rachel
Onslow, Mark
Packman, Ann
Menzies, Ross
Title A new method to sample stuttering in preschool children
Journal name International Journal of Speech Language Pathology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1754-9507
Publication date 2010-06-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.3109/17549500903464338
Volume 12
Issue 3
Start page 173
End page 177
Total pages 5
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Informa Healthcare
Language eng
Abstract This study reports a new method for sampling the speech of preschool stuttering children outside the clinic environment. Twenty parents engaged their stuttering children in an everyday play activity in the home with a telephone handset nearby. A remotely located researcher telephoned the parent and recorded the play session with a phone-recording jack attached to a digital audio recorder at the remote location. The parent placed an audio recorder near the child for comparison purposes. Children as young as 2 years complied with the remote method of speech sampling. The quality of the remote recordings was superior to that of the in-home recordings. There was no difference in means or reliability of stutter-count measures made from the remote recordings compared with those made in-home. Advantages of the new method include: (1) cost efficiency of real-time measurement of percent syllables stuttered in naturalistic situations, (2) reduction of bias associated with parentselected timing of home recordings, (3) standardization of speech sampling procedures, (4) improved parent compliance with sampling procedures, (5) clinician or researcher on-line control of the acoustic and linguistic quality of recordings, and (6) elimination of the need to lend equipment to parents for speech sampling. © 2010 The Speech Pathology Association of Australia Limited.
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