Pre-Therapy Adaptation of Stuttering and Its Relation to Speech Measures of Therapy Progress Three measures of stuttering adaptation were obtained on 20 stutterers prior to the beginning of an eight-week residential therapy program. Following therapy each subject was evaluated using six scores which represented changes in speaking rate and frequency of stuttering during oral reading and in self-formulated speech. The results showed that ... Research Article
Research Article  |   December 01, 1968
Pre-Therapy Adaptation of Stuttering and Its Relation to Speech Measures of Therapy Progress
 
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  • David Prins
    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
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Research Article   |   December 01, 1968
Pre-Therapy Adaptation of Stuttering and Its Relation to Speech Measures of Therapy Progress
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, December 1968, Vol. 11, 740-746. doi:10.1044/jshr.1104.740
History: Received February 7, 1968
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, December 1968, Vol. 11, 740-746. doi:10.1044/jshr.1104.740
History: Received February 7, 1968

Three measures of stuttering adaptation were obtained on 20 stutterers prior to the beginning of an eight-week residential therapy program. Following therapy each subject was evaluated using six scores which represented changes in speaking rate and frequency of stuttering during oral reading and in self-formulated speech. The results showed that less than half of the stutterers demonstrated a significant adaptation trend (At), and only 12 of 20 showed significant normal deviate scores (As) of adaptation. Partial correlation coefficients were significant in a negative direction between pretherapy percentage (Ap) and trend (At) adaptation measures and post-therapy scores showing increment in reading and speaking rate. It appears that adaptation is neither consistendy nor highly related to speech measures of therapy progress. A rationale is suggested for the negative correlation of adaptation and therapy change scores.

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