ERIC Number: ED032671
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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Stuttering Learned and Unlearned.
Falck, Frank J.
Written for all persons involved in the behavior of stuttering, the book presents factors associated with the onset of stuttering and a plan for alleviation. Stuttering is viewed as learned behavior; the production of normal and stuttered speech, that stuttering is nonhereditary and nonorganic, and the ways in which it is learned and why it is learned are discussed. The prevention of stuttering is considered from the aspects of decreasing nonfluency and decreasing reaction to nonfluency. Steps involved in the unlearning of stuttering based on the behavior modification plan are removing confusion and fear, breaking down the habit pattern, producing and reinforcing normal speech, minimizing nonfluency, and reintegrating personality. Questions concerning stuttering are included with answers to the problems. (RJ)
Descriptors: Anxiety, Behavior Change, Emotional Adjustment, Etiology, Exceptional Child Education, Family Influence, Prevention, Reinforcement, Speech Habits, Speech Handicaps, Speech Improvement, Speech Therapy, Stuttering
Charles C. Thomas, Publisher, 301-327 East Lawrence Avenue, Springfield, Illinois 62703.
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