ERIC Number: ED150831
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Oscillographic and Physiological Measurements of Delayed Auditory Feedback and Anxiety Factors in Stutterers and Non-Stutterers.
Timmons, Beverly A.; Boudreau, James P.
Reported are five studies on the use of delayed auditory feedback (DAF) with stutterers. The first study indicates that sex differences and age differences in temporal reaction were found when subjects (5-, 7-, 9-, 11-, and 13-years-old) recited a nursery rhyme under DAF and NAF (normal auditory feedback) conditions. The second study is reported to have found significant overall discrepancies in the binaural conduction of sound for stutterers and non-stutterers. It is explained that the third study indicated no difference in anxiety level between stutterers and non-stutterers under NAF and DAF conditons, while a fourth study confirmed that finding. The fifth study cites the finding that stutterers were found to differ significantly from non-stutterers in disfluency counts, with no evidence that stuttering was decreased through the use of DAF. Implications for speech therapy are noted. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Spencer Foundation, Chicago, IL.