Some Effects of Anxiety Deconditioning Upon Stuttering Frequency Fifteen stutterers were taken through an anxiety deconditioning procedure to ascertain the effect of reduced anxiety upon the frequency of fluency failures. The major findings were (1) reciprocal inhibition procedures for anxiety reactions appeared to lessen anxiety reactions in this sample of stutterers, (2) a significant reduction in the frequency ... Research Article
Research Article  |   March 01, 1972
Some Effects of Anxiety Deconditioning Upon Stuttering Frequency
 
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  • Burl B. Gray
    Behavioral Sciences Institute, Monterey, California
  • Gene England
    Behavioral Sciences Institute, Monterey, California
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Research Article   |   March 01, 1972
Some Effects of Anxiety Deconditioning Upon Stuttering Frequency
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, March 1972, Vol. 15, 114-122. doi:10.1044/jshr.1501.114
History: Received April 21, 1969
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, March 1972, Vol. 15, 114-122. doi:10.1044/jshr.1501.114
History: Received April 21, 1969

Fifteen stutterers were taken through an anxiety deconditioning procedure to ascertain the effect of reduced anxiety upon the frequency of fluency failures. The major findings were (1) reciprocal inhibition procedures for anxiety reactions appeared to lessen anxiety reactions in this sample of stutterers, (2) a significant reduction in the frequency of fluency failures on oral reading tasks, (3) no correspondence between stuttering frequency and anxiety beyond a marginal or coincidental one.

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