Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Timeline of remission?

I am looking for the time line of remission (i.e. the recovery from (early childhood) stuttering).

About 5% of all children have disfluencies, but only 1% develop persistent developmental stuttering (PDS). I am interessed in how fast the 5% go to the 1% baseline of adulthood. Is it within 1-2 years of stuttering? So after the age of 5 or 7, 80% have recovered.

I am especially interested in the age group 9-13. Can one study therapy effect like in adults, or is there still a natural recovery rate to consider.

If you know of any literature, please let me know.

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