EBP Compendium: Summary of Systematic Review
National Institutes of Health
Stuttering Treatment Research 1970-2005: I. Systematic Review Incorporating Trial Quality Assessment of Behavioral, Cognitive, and Related Approaches
Bothe, A. K., Davidow, J. H., et al.
American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 15(4), 321-341.
Indicators of Review Quality:
The review addresses a clearly focused question
Criteria for inclusion of studies are provided
Search strategy is described in sufficient detail for replication
Included studies are assessed for study quality
Quality assessments are reproducible
Description: This is a systematic review of published research on behavioral, cognitive, and related stuttering treatment approaches, trial quality, and effectiveness.
Question not specifically stated.
Population: Preschool children, school-age children, adolescents, and adults who stutter.
Intervention/Assessment: Nonpharmacological stuttering treatment programs
Number of Studies Included: 39
Years Included: 1970 - 2005
The most effective treatment approach for children who stutter is response-contingency. The most effective treatment approaches for adults include prolonged speech, self-management, and response-contingency (Abstract).
Keywords: Fluency Disorders
Access the Review
Bothe, A.K., J.H. Davidow, et al. (2006). "Stuttering Treatment Research 1970-2005: II. Systematic Review Incorporating Trial Quality Assessment of Pharmacological Approaches." American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology. 15(4): 342-352.
Added to Compendium: March 2012