Comment on Conture et al. (1988) and Prosek et al. (1988) Timing aspects of stutterers’ speech have been studied and reported extensively in speech pathology literature. The purpose of this letter is not to recount the widely known details of these investigations, nor even primarily to relate them to the results of both Conture, Colton, and Gleason, (1988)  and Prosek, Montgomery, ... Letter to the Editor
Letter to the Editor  |   June 01, 1990
Comment on Conture et al. (1988)  and Prosek et al. (1988) 
 
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  • Frank DiSimoni
    Hahnemann University
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Letter to the Editor   |   June 01, 1990
Comment on Conture et al. (1988)  and Prosek et al. (1988) 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, June 1990, Vol. 33, 402-404. doi:10.1044/jshr.3302.402
History: Received March 13, 1989 , Accepted July 17, 1989
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, June 1990, Vol. 33, 402-404. doi:10.1044/jshr.3302.402
History: Received March 13, 1989; Accepted July 17, 1989
Timing aspects of stutterers’ speech have been studied and reported extensively in speech pathology literature. The purpose of this letter is not to recount the widely known details of these investigations, nor even primarily to relate them to the results of both Conture, Colton, and Gleason, (1988)  and Prosek, Montgomery, and Waiden, (1988) . Rather it is the intention of this brief paper to suggest that the assumed underlying dynamic for stuttering that has fueled these and other studies may justifiably be replaced by another dynamic, which may eventually prove to be more profitable in the amelioration of stuttering. The assumed dynamic is that of motor in coordination as the basis for stuttering behavior. In addition, certain breaches of the scientific process are identified. It is proposed that nonattention to these breaches may perpetuate errors and stifle other investigative proposals.
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