A multimethod study of the impact stuttering on children
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AbstractThis article-based thesis was aimed at exploring the effect stuttering has on children. The first article is a meta-analysis of communication attitudes with 18 studies included. The main finding was that children who stutter reported to have more negative communication attitudes compared to the children who do not stutter. The differences between the groups increased with age, indicating that the communication attitudes of children who stutter become more negative as the children get older. Overall, this thesis contributes with novel knowledge of how young children are affected by stuttering. The main finding is that all four informant groups (children themselves, mothers, fathers and kindergarten teachers) all perceived stuttering to affect the children’s lives.
List of papers
|Paper I: Guttormsen, L. S., Kefalianos, E., & Næss, K. A. B. (2015). Communication attitudes in children who stutter: A meta-analytic review. Journal of Fluency Disorders, 46, 1–14. The paper is not available in DUO due to publisher restrictions. The published version is available at: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jfludis.2015.08.001|
|Paper II: Guttormsen, L. S., Yaruss, J.S., & Næss, K. A. B. (2018). Parents’ perceptions of the overall impact of stuttering in young children. Submitted. To be published. The paper is not available in DUO awaiting publishing.|
|Paper III: Guttormsen, L. S., Yaruss, J. S., & Næss, K. A. B. (2018). Caregivers’ perceptions of stuttering impact in young children: Inter-rater reliability of mothers’, fathers’ and kindergarten teachers’ ratings. Submitted. To be published. The paper is not available in DUO awaiting publishing.|