Important Diagnostic Indicators(Perkins 30):

  1. Whether or not there is a history of stuttering in the family.
  2. The length of time between onset of dysfluency and first consultation with a speech pathologist.
  3. Parental attitudes about stutterers and beliefs about the nature and causes of stuttering.
  4. The child's overall developmental status, that is, level of language, speech, motor and personal-social development.