Table of Contents
<p><b>Preface </p></i></p></i>Chapter 1.</b> Introduction to Diagnosis and Therapy of Persons with Stuttering (PWS) </p></i><p><b>Chapter 2.</b> Diagnosis of Persons with Stuttering (PWS) </p></i><p><b>Chapter 3. </b>Systemic Therapy of Persons with Stuttering (PWS) </p></i><p><b>Chapter 4. </b>Pharmacological Basis for Therapy of People who Stutter – Past, Present and Future (Dariusz Pawlak, Tomasz Kamiñski) </p></i><p><b>Chapter 5.</b> Case Studies and Interviews</p></i><p><b>Appendix:</b> Methods of Diagnosing People who Stutter </p></i><p><b>About the Author </p></i></p></i>Index</p></b></i>
Although the book has been written primarily for speech therapists, it may be interesting for clinical psychologists, psychotherapists and psychiatrists as well. I hope that persons with stuttering and their families will also want to read it, especially if the current therapy they participate in does not bring the expected results. Other institutions which might find the book interesting include logopaedic societies and speech pathologists from most of the countries, universities with faculties or departments of speech disorders, language or communication as well as institutions that offer therapy for disfluent speakers of different age.
“Professor Zbigniew Tarkowski has been researching and effectively treating stuttering for many years. Contrary to a popular nihilist approach, he refuses to accept stuttering and make it fluent. Instead, he believes in the idea of shaping motivation to therapy and applying effective methods of treatment. He supports a systems therapy aimed at problems faced by a patient or his/her social environment. The comprehensive therapeutic method applied by Tarkowski influences the four key parts of the structure of stuttering: speech disfluency, logophobia, muscle tension and readiness to communicate. Tarkowski values in-depth diagnosis embedded in therapy and offers a number of useful techniques to be applied every day. The book is a polemic which encourages one to review their beliefs and offers an optimistic perspective for the future.” Dr. Hab. Grażyna Jastrzębowska, University of Opole, Opole, Poland
“In my opinion, the publication of A New Approach to Stuttering: Diagnosis and Therapy is a very good idea. Its systemic approach to persons who stutter will enrich the publishing marketing by providing a testimony of paradigmatic changes in logopaedic therapy and diagnosis of PWSs. The contents of the book are extremely valuable.” Ewa M. Skorek, Warsaw, Poland