Adaptation and Consistency in the Disfluent Speech Behavior of Young Stutterers and Nonstutterers Sixty children, from five to eight years of age, 30 stutterers and 30 nonstutterers, were studied with regard to the adaptation and consistency phenomena of their disfluent speech behavior. A set of seven sentences was repeated five times by each subject. A frequency count of disfluent words was obtained. Neither ... Research Article
Research Article  |   June 01, 1967
Adaptation and Consistency in the Disfluent Speech Behavior of Young Stutterers and Nonstutterers
 
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  • James N. Neelley
    University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas
  • Roy J. Timmons
    Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado
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Research Article   |   June 01, 1967
Adaptation and Consistency in the Disfluent Speech Behavior of Young Stutterers and Nonstutterers
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, June 1967, Vol. 10, 250-256. doi:10.1044/jshr.1002.250
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, June 1967, Vol. 10, 250-256. doi:10.1044/jshr.1002.250

Sixty children, from five to eight years of age, 30 stutterers and 30 nonstutterers, were studied with regard to the adaptation and consistency phenomena of their disfluent speech behavior. A set of seven sentences was repeated five times by each subject. A frequency count of disfluent words was obtained. Neither adaptation nor consistency was an exclusive property of either experimental group. However, there was a decided tendency for the young stutterers to have the higher scores.

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