A simple way to count the number of disfluencies during conversation with a client who stutters! This sheet contains three sets to use for three different trials. Each set is 10x10 to total 100, so that the calculation for percent disfluencies is a breeze. A key is provided to help code each type disfluency, making it easy to differentiate between "stuttering" and "non-stuttering" disfluencies . There are tables next to each set so that you can calculate percentages for every 100 words spoken.
If you have never used a disfluency count sheet before, here's how!
When in conversation with your client who stutters, you record something on each line for each word they say. Tick marks can be used when no disfluencies are present. For example, if your client says the following sentence, an entire line of your chart will be filled. "I ate scrambled eggs for for breakfast. They were s-s-o g-g-g-good."
Your line would look like this: - - - - W - - - S G
In this case, the client is 30% disfluent (3/10) in conversation due to their word repetition in the first sentence and two sound repetitions in the second sentence.
I hope this allows you an easy way to track the progress for your clients who stutter!