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Clinical management of stuttering in children and adults

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d3742 (Published 24 June 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d3742

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We would like to thank Dr Ingham for bringing this oversight to our
attention. Indeed, it is correct that the Reilly et al. (2009) report
only presents data for children up to 3 years of age. However, a follow-up
study of this Australian cohort of children 12 months later found a
cumulative incidence of 12.2% by 4 years of age. This datum was presented
by Dr. Reilly at the Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Philadelphia, USA in November 2010.

References.

1. Reilly S, Onslow M, Packman A, Wake M, Bavin EL, Prior M, et al.
Predicting stuttering onset by the age of 3 years: a prospective,
community cohort study. Pediatrics 2009;123:270-7.

2. Reilly, S. (November 2010). Stuttering Onset & Recovery: Early
Language in Victoria Study (ELVS). Paper presented at the Annual
Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association,
Philadelphia, USA.

Competing interests: No competing interests

21 July 2011
Mark Onslow
Director
Susan O'Brian
Australian Stuttering Research Centre, The University of Sydney