Effects of Physical Training on Stuttering Eight college students enrolled in group therapy for stuttering were divided into two equal groups for 20 weeks. The training group supplemented therapy with endurance running and calisthenics three days per week. The subjects were tested prior to and at the conclusion of the training on a battery of stuttering ... Research Article
Research Article  |   December 01, 1968
Effects of Physical Training on Stuttering
 
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  • B. Don Franks
    University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois
  • Elizabeth B. Franks
    University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois
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Research Article   |   December 01, 1968
Effects of Physical Training on Stuttering
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, December 1968, Vol. 11, 767-776. doi:10.1044/jshr.1104.767
History: Received January 29, 1968
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, December 1968, Vol. 11, 767-776. doi:10.1044/jshr.1104.767
History: Received January 29, 1968

Eight college students enrolled in group therapy for stuttering were divided into two equal groups for 20 weeks. The training group supplemented therapy with endurance running and calisthenics three days per week. The subjects were tested prior to and at the conclusion of the training on a battery of stuttering tests and cardiovascular measures taken at rest, after stuttering, and after submaximal exercise. There were no significant differences (0.05 level) prior to training. At the conclusion of training, the training group was significandy better in cardiovascular response to exercise and stuttering. Although physical training did not significantly aid the reduction of stuttering as measured in this study, training did cause an increased ability to adapt physiologically to physical stress and to the stress of stuttering.

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