Williams, J. David
M.A. (Master of Arts)
Department of Speech
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attitudes and reactions 11) Measurement of stuttering 12) Adaptation and consistency A total of 234 published and 367 unpublished studies were classified.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and stuttering measurement. 2) The classification of psychological studies has the highest number of published and unpublished studies for the twenty-one years. 3) A general comparison with an earlier study by Sortini indicates that the total research on stuttering has remained fairly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.
Klein, Judith R., "A classification and summarization of the published empirical research on stuttering" (1966). Graduate Research Theses & Dissertations. 77.
vi, 100 pages
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