Stuttering: Foundations and Clinical Applications, Global Edition

Ehud H Yairi / Carol H. Seery  
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July 2014
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A main text for a course on stuttering.

A balanced, current, and comprehensive presentation of the science of stuttering.

The First Edition of Stuttering: Foundations and Clinical Applications presented the most comprehensive, complete presentation of the science and treatment of stuttering available in a single text–how stuttering is explained, and how stuttering is treated. The text is unique in its coverage of the stuttering population, its in-depth look at stuttering therapy at various ages, and its original approach that invites students to offer critical appraisals of differing theoretical viewpoints.

The new Second Edition has been revamped editorially to ensure ease of readability. It highlights sections with the latest scientific knowledge of stuttering regarding incidence and prevalence, onset natural recovery, and genetics; includes completely revised sections on brain anatomy and physiology, motor aspects, and cluttering; and updates the material with new case studies, tables and figures, and a new outline format for treatment procedures.


This title is a Pearson Global Edition. The Editorial team at Pearson has worked closely with educators around the world to include content which is especially relevant to students outside the United States.

  • Provides balanced, equal coverage of three main areas:

    • The nature of stuttering,

    • The explanations of stuttering, and

    • The clinical management of stuttering.

  • Provides comprehensive coverage of the options from the various theoretical viewpoints and relates them to specific age groups.

  • Uses an easy-to-read writing style that also deals with concepts and scientific material with appreciable depth.

  • Shares examples from the authors’ own scholarly, clinical, and personal experiences to enrich readers’ understanding of the material.

  • Includes a number of pedagogical aids for motivating and reinforcing understanding:

    • Learner Objectives set up an educational frame of reference for students before new material is presented.

    • Study and Discussion questions help readers review and test their understanding.

    • Systematic multilevel content presentations throughout enable students to navigate through the material more successfully.

    • Boxed focal points highlight areas of emphasis and special interest.

    • Diagrams, reference data, and questionnaires enhance readers’ visual learning experience and provide practical tools and information.

    • Dedicated therapy chapters for different age groups cover preschoolers, adults, and school-aged children and the needs specific to these groups.

Recommended readings and websites direct readers to the most pertinent supplementary information.

New to this Edition

  • NEW! Ease of readability is a main feature of the new edition.

  • NEW! Highlights sections with the latest scientific knowledge of stuttering regarding:

    • Incidence and prevalence,

    • Onset,

    • Natural Recovery, and

    • Genetics.

  • NEW! Completely revised sections cover:

    • Brain anatomy and physiology,

    • Motor aspects, and

    • Cluttering.

  • NEW! Features modified for improved presentation include:

    • New case studies,

    • New tables and figures,

    • New outline format of treatment procedures, and

    • Revised chapter order in the clinical management section.

  • Instructional materials include new and/or modified PowerPoint slides and Instructor’s Manual.

Table of Contents

Part I: Nature of Stuttering  

1 What Is Stuttering?

2 Who and How Many Stutter?  

3 When and How Does Stuttering Begin? How Does It Develop?   

4 Where Does Stuttering End? What are its Advanced Characteristics?

Part II: Explanations of Stuttering

5 Why Do People Stutter? Evaluating Theories and Models  

6 Is Stuttering Psychological? Theories and Investigations   

7 Is Stuttering Biological? Theories and Investigations

Part III: Clinical Management of Stuttering

8 Assessment of Adults and School-Age Children   

9 Assessment of Preschool-Age Children

10 Stuttering Therapy Overview: Issues and Directions

11   Therapy for Adults: Focus on Emotional Reactions  

12   Therapy for Adults: Focus on Stuttering and Fluency  

13   Therapy for School-Age Children  

14 Therapy for Preschool-Age Children  

15   Other Fluency Disorders; Cultural and Bilingual Issues