Assessing Stuttering Treatment Without Assessing Stuttering? A Response to Reitzes and Snyder (2006) Purpose This letter is a response to P. Reitzes and G. Snyder’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) . The focus of this letter is on issues related to (a) ... Letter to the Editor
Letter to the Editor  |   December 01, 2006
Assessing Stuttering Treatment Without Assessing Stuttering? A Response to Reitzes and Snyder (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, 390 South 1530 East, Room 1201, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0252. E-mail: michael.blomgren@health.utah.edu.
Article Information
Speech, Voice & Prosodic Disorders / Fluency Disorders / Speech / Letters to the Editor
Letter to the Editor   |   December 01, 2006
Assessing Stuttering Treatment Without Assessing Stuttering? A Response to Reitzes and Snyder (2006)
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, December 2006, Vol. 49, 1423-1426. doi:10.1044/1092-4388(2006/104)
History: Received February 1, 2006 , Accepted March 23, 2006
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, December 2006, Vol. 49, 1423-1426. doi:10.1044/1092-4388(2006/104)
History: Received February 1, 2006; Accepted March 23, 2006

Purpose This letter is a response to P. Reitzes and G. Snyder’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) . The focus of this letter is on issues related to (a) intended and unintended outcomes of stuttering modification treatment, (b) the rationale underlying specific stuttering treatment outcomes measures, and (c) “truth in advertising” of stuttering treatment programs. A secondary purpose is to provide a primer on vocabulary use in treatment research.

Order a Subscription
Pay Per View
Entire Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research content & archive
24-hour access
This Article
24-hour access