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Awareness of stuttering in preschool children

Grant number: 16/24180-6
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): April 01, 2017
Effective date (End): December 31, 2017
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Speech Therapy
Principal Investigator:Cristiane Moço Canhetti de Oliveira
Grantee:Eduarda Marconato
Home Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia e Ciências (FFC). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Marília. Marília , SP, Brazil


Purpose: to investigate the number of children who stutter aware of their speech difficulty and the relationship with their chronological age and with stuttering severity. Method: the participants will be 20 preschool children who stutter of both genders from 2 to 6 years old and 11 months, and presenting at least 3% of stuttering-like disfluencies in spontaneous speech. The following procedures will be used: fluency assessment, assessment of the stuttering severity and application of the questionnaire to parents/relatives to assess the child's awareness of his/her stuttering. Analysis of the results: the data analysis will be performed through the use of statistical tests pertinent to the objectives of the study. (AU)