An Experimental Treatment with Two Preschool Stuttering Children An experimental treatment was conducted with two stuttering children. Each child conversed with a “talking” puppet for a number of 20-minute sessions. Baserates of stuttering frequency were established. Treatment consisted of a “time-out” procedure during which the puppet was not visible and did not talk with the child for 10 ... Research Article
Research Article  |   December 01, 1972
An Experimental Treatment with Two Preschool Stuttering Children
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Richard R. Martin
    University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Patricia Kuhl
    University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Samuel Haroldson
    University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Research Article   |   December 01, 1972
An Experimental Treatment with Two Preschool Stuttering Children
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, December 1972, Vol. 15, 743-752. doi:10.1044/jshr.1504.743
History: Received March 2, 1972
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, December 1972, Vol. 15, 743-752. doi:10.1044/jshr.1504.743
History: Received March 2, 1972

An experimental treatment was conducted with two stuttering children. Each child conversed with a “talking” puppet for a number of 20-minute sessions. Baserates of stuttering frequency were established. Treatment consisted of a “time-out” procedure during which the puppet was not visible and did not talk with the child for 10 seconds contingent on each stuttering. Generalization, carry-over, and follow-up sessions were conducted.

The stuttering frequencies of both children reduced essentially to zero during the treatment sessions, and remained at that low frequency throughout generalization, carry-over, and follow-up sessions.

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