Considerations for stuttering assessment and treatment of individuals with cerebral palsy and intellectual impairment
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Stuttering can be present in individuals with cerebral palsy (CP). Adding complexity to these cases, intellectual impairment is likely to co-occur with CP. Although the number of these cases is small, no literature exists that addresses best practices for this specific population. Clinical considerations are needed to guide speech-language pathologists in assessment and treatment of stuttering for individuals with CP and intellectual impairment. This paper highlights specific issues and provides recommendations for clinicians when assessing and treating stuttering in cases of this type. In the future, empirical evidence is needed regarding best practices for assessment and treatment of stuttering in individuals with CP and intellectual impairment.