Changes in Aerodynamic Characteristics of Stutterers' Fluent Speech Associated with Therapy Stuttering frequency and four aerodynamic measures of articulatory events within perceptually fluent voiced and voiceless intervocalic intervals were obtained from 15 stutterers prior to and at the termination of a concentrated program of stuttering therapy. Three of the four aerodynamic variables showed group changes over the course of therapy concomitant ... Research Article
Research Article  |   March 01, 1986
Changes in Aerodynamic Characteristics of Stutterers' Fluent Speech Associated with Therapy
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Vincent J. Samar
    National Technical Institute for the Deaf at Rochester Institute of Technology, NY
  • Dale Evan Metz
    National Technical Institute for the Deaf at Rochester Institute of Technology, NY
  • Pat Richard Sacco
    State University of New York College at Geneseo
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Research Article   |   March 01, 1986
Changes in Aerodynamic Characteristics of Stutterers' Fluent Speech Associated with Therapy
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, March 1986, Vol. 29, 106-113. doi:10.1044/jshr.2901.106
History: Received April 19, 1984 , Accepted September 25, 1985
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, March 1986, Vol. 29, 106-113. doi:10.1044/jshr.2901.106
History: Received April 19, 1984; Accepted September 25, 1985

Stuttering frequency and four aerodynamic measures of articulatory events within perceptually fluent voiced and voiceless intervocalic intervals were obtained from 15 stutterers prior to and at the termination of a concentrated program of stuttering therapy. Three of the four aerodynamic variables showed group changes over the course of therapy concomitant with improvements in fluency. Additional correlational analyses suggested that one of the aerodynamic variables was specifically related to stuttering frequency. It is argued that both fluency enhancing and ancillary components of therapy operate to influence the intervocalic interval.

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