In the decade that I’ve been a Speech Pathologist, I’ve only had a handful of children with “fluency disorders” (aka stuttering). And most of those have been very mild.
Although stuttering was an early focus within the field of Speech Pathology, it is a very controversial and nebulous area of treatment. Many would argue that stuttering is much more psychology than speech. In support of that theory, the Medicaid program refuses to pay for treatment of stuttering, although they will pay for all language and articulation therapy.
Nevertheless, stuttering therapy remains in my scope of practice and a school age eligibility for speech therapy services.
So… with the addition of a new student with moderate to severe stuttering, I am relearning everything I once thought I understood in grad school.