The Fifth Croatia Stuttering Symposium: Part III. Mental health and early stuttering

Mark Onslow*, Robyn Lowe, Suzana Jelčić Jakšić, Marie Christine Franken, Anna Hearne, Irma Uijterlinde, Kurt Eggers

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The Fifth Croatia Stuttering Symposium of 2022 continued the Fourth Croatia Stuttering Symposium 2019 theme of the connection between research and clinical practice. At the 2022 Symposium, there were 145 delegates from 21 countries. This paper documents the contents of the third of three Symposium modules. 


The module topic was mental health and early stuttering, and that pre-schoolers who stutter are at risk of developing mental health issues. A clinical situation was considered where a parent of a 3-year-old child asked a clinician what the early signs of mental health issues might be for a child who stutters. 


A distinguished scholar presented a 5-minute video interpretation of research about this topic. Three master clinicians then each presented a 2-minute video demonstration of how that research might be applied in a clinical situation. Following that, the convenors moderated a discussion between the distinguished scholar, master clinicians, and delegates regarding the research and how it applies to clinical practice.

Original languageEnglish
Article number106000
Number of pages1
JournalJournal of Fluency Disorders
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2023

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The authors would like to thank all the delegates of the Symposium. The authors would also like to acknowledge Damien Liu-Brennan for his scientific copyediting contribution to this publication.

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© 2023 Elsevier Inc.


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