Personality, Improvement, and Regression in Stuttering Therapy Measures of speech improvement and posttherapy regression were correlated with personal and social adjustment scores for 16 stutterers who participated in a residential therapy program. Only a single coefficient reached significance at or beyond the 0.05 level. Correlation trends showed a tendency, however, for low social adjustment to correlate with ... Research Article
Research Article  |   December 01, 1973
Personality, Improvement, and Regression in Stuttering Therapy
 
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  • David Prins
    University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
  • Michele Miller
    University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
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Research Article   |   December 01, 1973
Personality, Improvement, and Regression in Stuttering Therapy
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, December 1973, Vol. 16, 685-690. doi:10.1044/jshr.1604.685
History: Received February 26, 1973 , Accepted August 9, 1973
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, December 1973, Vol. 16, 685-690. doi:10.1044/jshr.1604.685
History: Received February 26, 1973; Accepted August 9, 1973

Measures of speech improvement and posttherapy regression were correlated with personal and social adjustment scores for 16 stutterers who participated in a residential therapy program. Only a single coefficient reached significance at or beyond the 0.05 level. Correlation trends showed a tendency, however, for low social adjustment to correlate with high improvement and for high social adjustment to correlate with high posttherapy regression. This rather startling direction of trends in correlation is evaluated in relation to the protective and supportive nature of the residential setting and its temporary isolation of the individual from the actual environmental stimuli which were associated with his stuttering problem.

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