Analysis of the Sibship Patterns of Stutterers Analyses of birth rank, age separation, and the frequency of stutterers in birth ranks before and after the proband were undertaken for the purpose of verifying or disproving conjectures made by other authors on possible relationships between family structures and stuttering. Results, based on data drawn from over 300 sibships, ... Research Article
Research Article  |   September 01, 1981
Analysis of the Sibship Patterns of Stutterers
 
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  • Keith L. Gladstien
    Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut
  • Robin A. Seider
    Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut
  • Kenneth K. Kidd
    Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut
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Research Article   |   September 01, 1981
Analysis of the Sibship Patterns of Stutterers
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, September 1981, Vol. 24, 460-462. doi:10.1044/jshr.2403.460
History: Received June 5, 1980 , Accepted September 22, 1980
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, September 1981, Vol. 24, 460-462. doi:10.1044/jshr.2403.460
History: Received June 5, 1980; Accepted September 22, 1980

Analyses of birth rank, age separation, and the frequency of stutterers in birth ranks before and after the proband were undertaken for the purpose of verifying or disproving conjectures made by other authors on possible relationships between family structures and stuttering. Results, based on data drawn from over 300 sibships, showed (a) stutterers were randomly distributed among the birth ranks, (b) the age separation of the siblings was independent of stuttering status, and (c) the frequency of stutterers in birth ranks before the proband and the frequency of stutterers in birth ranks after the proband were not significantly different.

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