Publication Date

1966

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Williams, J. David

Degree Name

M.A. (Master of Arts)

Department

Department of Speech

LCSH

Stuttering

Abstract

This study classified the empirical research on stuttering completed in the United States from 1945 through 1965. Twelve categories of stuttering research were used in the classifications: 1) Laterality 2) Physiological 3) Neuro-physiological 4) Behavioral or psychological 5) Genetic 6) Personality 7) Miscellaneous 8) Therapy 9) Parental and environment 10) Listener attitudes and reactions 11) Measurement of stuttering 12) Adaptation and consistency A total of 234 published and 367 unpublished studies were classified. A summarization of the studies published in The Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, The Journal of Speech and Hearing Research, and Speech Monographs from 1945-1965 was also included. The following conclusions were indicated: 1) There has been a decrease in laterality and genetic studies, and an increase in studies concerned with listener attitude and response, parents and environment, and stuttering measurement. 2) The classification of psychological studies has the highest number of published and unpublished studies for the twenty-one years. 3) A general comparison with an earlier study by Sortini indicates that the total research on stuttering has remained fairly constant.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references (pages 79-100)

Extent

vi, 100 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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