A Stuttering Severity Instrument for Children and Adults A new instrument for measuring stuttering severity has been standardized on 109 children and 28 adults. The instrument attempted to meet the criteria of simplicity, objectivity, sensitivity to fluency changes of clinical significance, reliability, validity, and usability with children and adults. The frequency, duration, and associated physical concomitants of prolongations ... Forum
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A Stuttering Severity Instrument for Children and Adults
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, August 1972, Vol. 37, 314-322. doi:10.1044/jshd.3703.314
 
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, August 1972, Vol. 37, 314-322. doi:10.1044/jshd.3703.314

A new instrument for measuring stuttering severity has been standardized on 109 children and 28 adults. The instrument attempted to meet the criteria of simplicity, objectivity, sensitivity to fluency changes of clinical significance, reliability, validity, and usability with children and adults. The frequency, duration, and associated physical concomitants of prolongations or repetitions of short speech segments are described. Procedures have been devised for scoring so that a range of 0 to 45 is possible. The statistical reliability and validity appear to qualify the instrument for clinical and research uses.

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