ERIC Number: ED112575
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
The Use of Contingent Reinforcement in Modifying Stuttering Behavior.
Froman, Robin D.; Owen, Steven V.
Investigated with a 26-year-old male graduate student were the immediate and long-term effects of social reinforcement and feedback on the incidence of stuttering. The S's speech dysfluencies were recorded under baseline and intervention conditions in three settings: two classes the S taught and a weekly hour-long conversation period with peers. Reinforcement consisted of graphic feedback (histograms) of the percent decrease in disfluency (delivered immediately after each session) and verbal praise. Intervention was judged successful due to the 62 percent decrease in stuttering at the end of intervention, and a 95 percent decrease observed at the 3-month maintenance check. (LS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Connecticut Univ., Storrs.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Washington, D.C., March 30-April 3, 1975); Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document