Scores on Riley’s stuttering severity instrument versions three and four for samples of different length and for different types of speech material

Todd, H, Mirawdeli, A, Costelloe, Sarah, Cavenagh, Penny, David, S and Howell, P (2014) Scores on Riley’s stuttering severity instrument versions three and four for samples of different length and for different types of speech material. Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics, 28 (12). pp. 912-926. ISSN 0269-9206

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Abstract

Riley stated that the minimum speech sample length necessary to compute his stuttering severity estimates was 200 syllables. This was investigated. Procedures supplied for the assessment of readers and non-readers were examined to see whether they give equivalent scores. Recordings of spontaneous speech samples from 23 young children (aged between 2 years 8 months and 6 years 3 months) and 31 older children (aged between 10 years 0 months and 14 years 7 months) were made. Riley’s severity estimates were scored on extracts of different lengths. The older children provided spontaneous and read samples, which were scored for severity according to reader and non-reader procedures. Analysis of variance supported the use of 200-syllable-long samples as the minimum necessary for obtaining severity scores. There was no significant difference in SSI-3 scores for the older children when the reader and non-reader procedures were used. Samples that are 200-syllables long are the minimum that is appropriate for obtaining stable Riley’s severity scores. The procedural variants provide similar severity scores.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Developmental stuttering, percent syllables stuttered, screening, stuttering severity instrument
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Health & Science > Department of Health Studies
Depositing User: David Upson-Dale
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2018 14:36
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2018 09:25
URI: http://oars.uos.ac.uk/id/eprint/438

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