Clinical Decision Making in Fluency Disorders

Walter H. Manning and Anthony DiLollo
SKU: P665

Details: 634 pages, 2-Color, Hardcover, 7" x 10"

ISBN13: 978-1-59756-997-2

Release Date: 15/08/2017


Clinical Decision Making in Fluency Disorders is back in a new fourth edition and has been thoroughly updated with recent advances in the field and a current review of the literature. It continues to focus on therapeutic tools for the speech-language pathologist to assist clients who stutter. Written with enthusiasm and creativity, the text centers not only on increasing fluency, but also on the therapeutic journey by describing goals, principles and techniques for assessment counseling, and ongoing management.

Clinical Decision Making in Fluency Disorders will benefit graduate students who are beginning their comprehensive study of fluency disorders, as well as professional clinicians expanding their knowledge of this specialty area. This text provides clinical insights to assist people who stutter with their ability to communicate and enhance their quality of life. A PluralPlus companion website includes access to audio and video samples of speakers and clinicians, and PowerPoint slides that corresponded to the chapters.

New to this edition:

  • Reorganization of chapters for better flow of material.
  • A new chapter on the nature of change.
  • Additional Clinical Decision Making and Clinical Insight boxes with vignettes that illustrate distinctive clinical examples and unique perspectives.
  • Added or expanded sections on critical thinking, mindfulness, temperament, anxiety, acceptance and commitment therapy, resilience and protective factors and more.
  • Updated sections on genetics and neuroimaging research.


Manning is one of the few authors who can present the disorder of stuttering to readers who do not stutter in a way that makes sense. This text presents the totality of the stuttering disorder in way that is logical, comprehensive, and supported by evidence (from multiple sources).
--Robert W. Quesal, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Professor at Western Illinois University



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