The impact of stuttering on quality of life of children and adolescents

Regina Yu Shon Chun, Carina Dantas Mendes, J Scott Yaruss, Robert W Quesal
2010 Pró-Fono  
BACKGROUND: understanding the experience of people who stutter, both in and out treatment, will lead to improved outcomes. AIM: to investigate how stuttering affects the quality of life of children and adolescents who stutter. METHOD: the Overall Assessment of the Speaker's Experience of Stuttering - School-Age (OASES-S) was used to assess the impact of stuttering and the Fluency Profile Protocol was used to stuttering severity. RESULTS: these age groups do experience moderate negative impact
more » ... measured by the OASES-S. The results showed a tendency toward a positive correlation between severity and the impact of stuttering on quality of life. CONCLUSION: a better understanding of the impact of stuttering in these age groups provides a needed guide for the development of stuttering treatments and treatment outcomes research.
doi:10.1590/s0104-56872010000400035 pmid:21271118 fatcat:wef5i3ityvhojd7ku4z6ue7z7a