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KiddyCAT
Communication Attitude Test for Preschool and Kindergarten Children Who Stutter

Martine Vanryckeghem, Gene J. Brutten
Details:
28 pages, Illustrated (B/W), Softcover, 8.5 x 11"
ISBN13:
978-1-59756-117-4
Release Date:
09/01/2006
$79.95

Overview

The KiddyCAT is a companion test to the Behavior Assessment Battery designed for use with children under the age of six. It enables effective assessment of the speech-associated attitude of preschool and kindergarten children. The instructions and the test items are specifically formulated at the linguistic level of this age group. The KiddyCAT is accompanied by a resource manual, a quick-access scoring key, and the methodology for data interpretation.

To replenish your supply of KiddyCAT forms, visit the KiddyCAT Reorder Set page.

Reviews

  • Oliver Bloodstein and Nan Bernstein Ratner, A Handbook on Stuttering (2008):
    "The KiddyCAT was designed for use with children between 3 and 6 years of age ... Even at this young age ... children who stutter revealed significantly poorer speech-associated attitude than [their] ... fluent peers."

  • Elizabeth A. Cardell, BSpThy, MSpPath, LCST(London), PhD; MSPA, CPSP, International Journal of Disability, Development and Education (2010):
    "...it is important that young children's feelings and reactions to their own stuttering and their general sense of well-being are addressed. To this end, the development of the KiddyCat is a welcome clinical tool, given the paucity of standardised evaluations of this nature for very young children who stutter. The KiddyCat is an easy-to-administer test that has been specifically design by speech pathologists to assess the speech-associated attitudes of very young children. The development of the took took into consideration Brutten's (1984) Communication Attitude Test (CAT) for children and the practical and linguistic limitations for use with children younger than six years."

About The Authors

Martine Vanryckeghem

Martine Vanryckeghem, PhD received her Master's Degree (1991) and PhD (1994) from Southern Illinois University after having worked for 12 years as a speech pathologist at a clinical center in Belgium. Dr. Vanryckeghem, who is a professor at the University of Central Florida, is clinically certified as a speech-language pathologist, is an ASHA fellow, and a Board Certified Fluency Specialist. She has published widely in peer-reviewed journals and has given workshops, internationally, with respect to the assessment and treatment of children and adults whose fluency is problematic. For her international endeavors, Dr. Vanryckeghem received ASHA's Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Contribution in International Achievement. From 1990 until 2000, she was the managing editor of the Journal of Fluency Disorders and is currently an editorial consultant for several professional journals. Dr. Vanryckeghem is on the Scientific Board of different internationally-based organizations and serves as a consultant to faculty and students of various university-based clinical programs. She was inducted in the Scroll and Quill Society at the University of Central Florida.


Gene J. Brutten

Gene J. Brutten, PhD, received his PhD from the University of Illinois, and was clinically certified in speech pathology and audiology by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. He was a fellow of the association and was awarded its Certificate of Recognition and Certificate of Appreciation. Professor Brutten was a founding member of the International Fluency Association and served as the editor-in-chief of its Journal of Fluency Disorders from 1989 to 2000. In 1971 and again in 1978, he received a Fulbright-Hays award to the Department of Foniatrie at the University of Utrecht Academic Hospital, the Netherlands, where he conducted clinically-based research. He co-authored the seminal book "Modification of Stuttering," has published more than 80 peer-reviewed journal articles, 20 book chapters, and has given over 200 professional presentations in three continents on differential assessment and behavior therapy. Dr. Brutten was an emeritus professor in the Southern Illinois University Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences, where he served as department chair, and in its Department of Psychology. In 2002, Dr. Brutten received the Honors of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and in 2009, he was similarly honored by the International Fluency Association. Dr. Brutten passed away in March 2013.

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