The Effect of Response Contingent Verbal Punishment on Stuttering The effects of response contingent “wrong” on stuttering were studied in three adult male stutterers. Each subject’s stuttering baserate was obtained, then “wrong” was made contingent on each stuttering. For two subjects, “wrong” occasioned a 30% to 40% reduction in stuttering frequency. For a third subject, response contingent “wrong” produced ... Research Article
Research Article  |   December 01, 1967
The Effect of Response Contingent Verbal Punishment on Stuttering
 
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  • Raymond W. Quist
    University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Richard R. Martin
    University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Research Article   |   December 01, 1967
The Effect of Response Contingent Verbal Punishment on Stuttering
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, December 1967, Vol. 10, 795-800. doi:10.1044/jshr.1004.795
History: Received June 1, 1967
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, December 1967, Vol. 10, 795-800. doi:10.1044/jshr.1004.795
History: Received June 1, 1967

The effects of response contingent “wrong” on stuttering were studied in three adult male stutterers. Each subject’s stuttering baserate was obtained, then “wrong” was made contingent on each stuttering.

For two subjects, “wrong” occasioned a 30% to 40% reduction in stuttering frequency. For a third subject, response contingent “wrong” produced almost total suppression of stuttering, removal of “wrong” was followed by a return to baserate frequency, and reintroduction of “wrong” resulted in an immediate and dramatic reduction in stuttering.

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