Spontaneous Recovery of Nonstutterers' Disfluency Following Adaptation Each of 18 sixth-grade nonstutterers and each of 20 adult nonstutterers read a passage five times consecutively at the same hour on two successive days. The mean frequency of disfluency during each reading of the passage was determined for the subjects in each study. While the subjects in both studies ... Research Article
Research Article  |   September 01, 1973
Spontaneous Recovery of Nonstutterers' Disfluency Following Adaptation
 
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  • Franklin H. Silverman
    Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Sister Charleen Marie Bloom
    College of Saint Rose, Albany, New York
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Research Article   |   September 01, 1973
Spontaneous Recovery of Nonstutterers' Disfluency Following Adaptation
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, September 1973, Vol. 16, 452-455. doi:10.1044/jshr.1603.452
History: Received August 28, 1972 , Accepted May 30, 1973
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, September 1973, Vol. 16, 452-455. doi:10.1044/jshr.1603.452
History: Received August 28, 1972; Accepted May 30, 1973

Each of 18 sixth-grade nonstutterers and each of 20 adult nonstutterers read a passage five times consecutively at the same hour on two successive days. The mean frequency of disfluency during each reading of the passage was determined for the subjects in each study. While the subjects in both studies exhibited the adaptation effect the first day, in neither study did they evince spontaneous recovery the second day comparable to that reported for stutterers. Several implications are discussed.

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