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EBP Compendium: Summary of Systematic Review


Effectiveness of Behavioral Stuttering Treatment: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Herder, C., Howard, C., et al. (2006).
Contemporary Issues in Communication Science and Disorders, 33, 61-73.

Indicators of Review Quality:

The review addresses a clearly focused question No
Criteria for inclusion of studies are provided Yes
Search strategy is described in sufficient detail for replication Yes
Included studies are assessed for study quality No
Quality assessments are reproducible Yes

Description: This is a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials investigating the effectiveness of behavioral stuttering treatment.

Question(s) Addressed:

Question not specifically stated. 

Population: People who stutter or stammer (PWS).

Intervention/Assessment: Behaviorally-based intervention

Number of Studies Included: 12

Years Included: Not stated

Findings:

Conclusions:

Behavioral stuttering interventions are effective treatments for people who stutter.

Keywords: Fluency Disorders

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Added to Compendium: December 2011

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