Assessment of Stuttering Behaviours
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Dennis C Tanner
Here is a practical assessment tool that can be used to collect information about a child's speech fluency at school and at home. The instrument is made up of the Parental Diagnostic Questionnaire and the Classroom Fluency Checklist. The Parental Diagnostic Questionnaire is completed by the child's parents and includes 20 questions relating to behaviours commonly observed in children who stutter. Means and standard deviations were obtained for each item. The Classroom Fluency Checklist is a reproducible form that can be completed by the classroom teacher when the child is referred for testing. The information obtained can be helpful in determining whether or not remediation is necessary.