ERIC Number: EJ903225
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
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Perceptual Analysis of Speech in Persons with Stuttering: A Pre-Post Therapy Comparison
Santosh, M.; Savithri, S. R.
Indian Journal of Applied Linguistics, v32 n1-2 p55-60 Jan-Dec 2006
The present study investigated perceptual characteristics of speech in persons with stuttering before and after speech therapy. Five adult stutterers served as subjects. All the stutterers underwent prolongation therapy. Percentage of dysfluency, rate of reading, and type of dysfluencies were calculated in reading and spontaneous speech, before and after therapy. Results indicated significant reduction in the percentage of dysfluency, and increase in the rate of reading after therapy. In the post-therapy speech samples, only word repetitions, part word repetitions, and audible pauses were observed. The results indicated that prolongation therapy was efficient in treating adults with stuttering.
Descriptors: Reading Fluency, Speech, Stuttering, Speech Therapy, Reading Difficulties, Reading Rate, Adults, Outcomes of Treatment, Auditory Perception
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