Evaluation of a Tape-Recorded Method of Stuttering Therapy: Improvement in a Speaking Task A stuttering therapy method using two-track tape recorders of the language learning type was evaluated. Thirty-six stutterers, ages 13 to 43, were randomly assigned to one of three conditions for six months: (1) a standard therapy, (2) tape-recorder therapy, and (3) a waiting list without therapy. Using the TAT speaking ... Research Article
Research Article  |   June 01, 1972
Evaluation of a Tape-Recorded Method of Stuttering Therapy: Improvement in a Speaking Task
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Maryann Peins
    Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • W. Edward McGough
    Rutgers Medical School, New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • Bernard S. Lee
    Rutgers Medical School, New Brunswick, New Jersey
Article Information
Research Article   |   June 01, 1972
Evaluation of a Tape-Recorded Method of Stuttering Therapy: Improvement in a Speaking Task
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, June 1972, Vol. 15, 364-371. doi:10.1044/jshr.1502.364
History: Received February 22, 1971
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, June 1972, Vol. 15, 364-371. doi:10.1044/jshr.1502.364
History: Received February 22, 1971

A stuttering therapy method using two-track tape recorders of the language learning type was evaluated. Thirty-six stutterers, ages 13 to 43, were randomly assigned to one of three conditions for six months: (1) a standard therapy, (2) tape-recorder therapy, and (3) a waiting list without therapy. Using the TAT speaking task, severity ratings were obtained on each subject prior to therapy and at three-month intervals during the six months of therapy or waiting list. Both therapy groups showed significant speech improvement; die waiting list controls did not. Reasons for the therapeutic effects of the tape-recorder therapy method are discussed.

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