Treatment Outcomes Research: A Response to Ryan (2006) Purpose This is a response to B. Ryan’s (2006)  letter to the editor regarding “Intensive Stuttering Modification Therapy: A Multidimensional Assessment of Treatment Outcomes,” by M. Blomgren, N. Roy, T. Callister, and R. Merrill (2005) . Issues discussed relate to (a) the goals of stuttering modification treatment, (b) appropriate “documentation” of ... Letter to the Editor
Letter to the Editor  |   December 01, 2006
Treatment Outcomes Research: A Response to Ryan (2006)
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Michael Blomgren
    University of Utah, Salt Lake City
  • Nelson Roy
    University of Utah, Salt Lake City
  • Thomas Callister
    University of Utah, Salt Lake City
  • Ray M. Merrill
    Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
  • Contact author: Michael Blomgren, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Universiy of Utah, 390 South 1530 East, Room 1201, Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0252. E-mail: michael.blomgren@health.utah.edu.
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Letter to the Editor   |   December 01, 2006
Treatment Outcomes Research: A Response to Ryan (2006)
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, December 2006, Vol. 49, 1415-1419. doi:10.1044/1092-4388(2006/102)
History: Received April 18, 2006 , Accepted June 21, 2006
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, December 2006, Vol. 49, 1415-1419. doi:10.1044/1092-4388(2006/102)
History: Received April 18, 2006; Accepted June 21, 2006

Purpose This is a response to B. Ryan’s (2006)  letter to the editor regarding “Intensive Stuttering Modification Therapy: A Multidimensional Assessment of Treatment Outcomes,” by M. Blomgren, N. Roy, T. Callister, and R. Merrill (2005) . Issues discussed relate to (a) the goals of stuttering modification treatment, (b) appropriate “documentation” of stuttering treatment programs, and (c) dose–response relationships as they pertain to stuttering treatment. A brief tutorial and discussion concerning appropriate use of terminology associated with stuttering treatment outcomes research is provided.

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