E. Screening and assessment of Stuttering
The screening and assessment for stuttering are primarily done by a Speech-Language Pathologist. A speech-language pathologist would obtain case history through an interview and interaction with the stutterer. Understanding the possible cause of stuttering in each case is essential for therapy and further management. After establishing rapport and making sure you are comfortable, the SLP will also record your speech in conversations, while reading, during the monologue, etc. A detailed analysis is done after which the SLP will be able to diagnose the type and severity of stuttering.
In some cases when stuttering is associated with a neurological cause or a psychological cause, you may be advised to undergo neurological or psychological assessments. This helps us understand the root of the problem and choose the best treatment approach.