Disfluency Characteristics of 4 and 5 Year Old Children Who Stutter and Their Relationship to Stuttering Persistence and Recovery


We analyzed spontaneous speech samples from 47 children diagnosed with developmental stuttering when they were 4 and 5 years old. Based on their eventual diagnosis made the final year of participation in the longitudinal study when the children were 6 and 9 years old, the children were divided into two groups, children who eventually recovered from stuttering (n of 29) and children who were persisting (n of 18).