The KiddyCAT is a companion test to the Behavior Assessment Battery designed for use with children under the age of six. It enables effective assessment of the speech-associated attitude of preschool and kindergarten children. The instructions and the test items are specifically formulated at the linguistic level of this age group. The KiddyCAT is accompanied by a resource manual, a quick-access scoring key, and the methodology for data interpretation.
Martine Vanryckeghem, Ph.D. Martine Vanryckeghem, Ph.D. received her Master's Degree (1991) and Ph.D. (1994) from Southern Illinois University after having worked for 12 years as a speech therapist at a clinical center in Belgium. Dr. Vanryckeghem, who is a professor at the University of Central Florida, is clinically certified as a speech-language pathologist, is an ASHA fellow, and a member of ASHA's Inaugural Cadre of Board Recognized Fluency Specialists and Mentors. She has published widely in peer-reviewed journals and has given workshops, internationally, with respect to the evaluation of children and adults whose fluency is problematic. From 1990 until 2000, she was the managing editor of the Journal of Fluency Disorders and is currently an editorial consultant to professional journals. Dr. Vanryckeghem is on the Scientific Board of the Organization for the Integration of Handicapped People and serves internationally as a consultant to the faculty and staff of various hospital and university-based clinical programs. Gene Brutten, Ph.D. Gene J. Brutten, Ph.D., who received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois, is clinically certified in speech pathology and audiology by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. He is a fellow of the association and has been awarded its certificate of recognition and certificate of appreciation. Professor Brutten is a founding member of the International Fluency Association and served as the editor-in-chief of its Journal of Fluency Disorders from 1989 to 2000. In 1971 and again in 1978, he received a Fulbright-Hays award to the Department of Foniatrie of the University of Utrecht Academic Hospital where he conducted clinically-based research. He co-authored the "Modification of Stuttering," has published more than 70 peer-reviewed journal articles, 20 book chapters, and has given over 200 professional presentations in three continents on differential assessment and behavior therapy. Dr. Brutten is an emeritus professor in the Southern Illinois University Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences, where he served as department chair and in its Department of Psychology. In 2002, Dr. Brutten received the Honors of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association, and in 2009, he was similarly honored by the International Fluency Association.
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