Response to Blomgren, Roy, Callister, and Merrill (2005) Purpose The purpose of this letter is to register concerns about a study reported by M. Blomgren, N. Roy, T. Callister, and R. Merrill (2005), entitled “Intensive Stuttering Modification Therapy: A Multidimentional Assessment of Treatment Outcomes.” Concerns include questions about the description of the treatment, the duration of treatment time, ... Letter to the Editor
Letter to the Editor  |   December 01, 2006
Response to Blomgren, Roy, Callister, and Merrill (2005)
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Bruce P. Ryan
    California State University, Long Beach
  • Contact author: Bruce P. Ryan, Department of Communicative Disorders, California State University, Long Beach, 1250 Bellflower Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90840. E-mail: bpryan@csulb.edu.
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Speech, Voice & Prosodic Disorders / Fluency Disorders / Speech, Voice & Prosody / Speech / Letters to the Editor
Letter to the Editor   |   December 01, 2006
Response to Blomgren, Roy, Callister, and Merrill (2005)
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, December 2006, Vol. 49, 1412-1414. doi:10.1044/1092-4388(2006/101)
History: Received October 10, 2005 , Accepted December 31, 2005
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, December 2006, Vol. 49, 1412-1414. doi:10.1044/1092-4388(2006/101)
History: Received October 10, 2005; Accepted December 31, 2005
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Purpose The purpose of this letter is to register concerns about a study reported by M. Blomgren, N. Roy, T. Callister, and R. Merrill (2005), entitled “Intensive Stuttering Modification Therapy: A Multidimentional Assessment of Treatment Outcomes.” Concerns include questions about the description of the treatment, the duration of treatment time, and the results of the treatment.

Conclusions The treatment program did not inherently lend itself to clear description (would not be easily replicable), the participants did not improve their speech fluency, and the treatment time was extensive. One must take caution in the interpretation of the results given the concerns noted.

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