Clinical Decision Making in Fluency Disorders

Fifth Edition

Walter H. Manning, Anthony DiLollo

Details: 580 pages, 2-Color, Softcover, 7" x 10"

ISBN13: 978-1-63550-633-4

© 2025 | Available

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With two new chapters, Clinical Decision Making in Fluency Disorders, Fifth Edition remains an essential text for graduate students who are beginning their first in-depth experience in fluency disorders, as well as for professional clinicians expanding their knowledge of this specialty area. Written with enthusiasm and creativity, in a style that speaks directly to the clinician, the book centers not only on effectively managing stuttering but also on the therapeutic journey by describing goals, principles, and techniques for assessment counseling and ongoing management. This text provides clinical insights to assist people who stutter with their ability to communicate and enhance their quality of life.

Key Features

  • Clinical Decision Making boxes designed to address some of the options a clinician is likely to consider during the assessment and treatment processes 
  • Clinical Insight boxes reflect a particular philosophical view about aspects of therapeutic change for individuals who stutter
  • Discussion questions at the end of each chapter  

New to the Fifth Edition

  • New chapter on cultural and linguistic diversity
  • New chapter on general principles of assessment
  • Revised and updated discussion questions at the end of each chapter

PluralPlus Online Ancillary Materials

For instructors: PowerPoint Slides, Test Bank, Topics for Discussion 

For students: Video Links and Lists of Related Resources




Chapter 1. The Effective Clinician   

Chapter 2. The Nature of Fluent and Nonfluent Speech: The Onset of Stuttering

Chapter 3. A Historical Perspective on Etiologies and the Development of Stuttering

Chapter 4. Principles of Assessment

Chapter 5. The Assessment Process With Young Speakers: Preschool and School-Age Children

Chapter 6. The Assessment Process With Adolescents and Adults

Chapter 7. Understanding the Nature of Change

Chapter 8. Counseling and People Who Stutter and Their Families

Chapter 9. Working With Individuals Who Stutter From Cultural and Linguistic Backgrounds Different Than One’s Own      

Anthony DiLollo and Jean Franco Rivera Pérez

Chapter 10. The Therapeutic Process: Facilitating a Journey of Change     

Chapter 11. Facilitating Fluency for Preschool and School-Age Children   

Chapter 12. Successful Management of Stuttering for Adolescents and Adults      

Chapter 13. Assessment and Management for Atypical Fluency Disorders

Chapter 14. Indicators of Successful Change During Treatment

Chapter 15. Indicators of Successful Change Following Treatment

Appendix A. Useful Links for Information and Support
Appendix B. The Fluency Bank




Walter H. Manning

Walter H. Manning, PhD, CCC-SLP, (1942–2023) was Professor Emeritus at the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Memphis. He published more than 100 articles on issues related to fluency disorders in a variety of professional journals and presented on many occasions to regional, national, and international audiences. He had been an editorial consultant for several professional journals and, from 1997 to 2016, was an Associate Editor for the Journal of Fluency Disorders. He was a Board-Certified Specialist in Fluency Disorders, fellow of ASHA, and received the honors of the Tennessee Association.

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Anthony DiLollo

Anthony DiLollo, PhD, CCC-SLP, is a Professor and Director of the Davies School of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Texas Christian University. He has published numerous articles and book chapters on counseling and clinical practice that cater to audiences in audiology, speech-language pathology, and other health and helping professions. Dr. DiLollo is currently working on innovative ways to implement counseling preparation in clinical training programs by establishing it as a foundational skill on which further clinical practice is built.

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