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ERIC Number: EJ946544
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9924
Perceptions of University Instructors toward Students Who Stutter: A Quantitative and Qualitative Approach
Daniels, Derek E.; Panico, James; Sudholt, Jennifer
Journal of Communication Disorders, v44 n6 p631-639 Nov-Dec 2011
Many research studies have focused on perceptions of stuttering by various groups of people. However, there is limited research on the perceptions of university instructors toward stuttering and people who stutter. Therefore, this study explored the perceptions of university instructors toward stuttering and students who stutter, and their beliefs about classroom participation. Participants included 328 university instructors across a variety of disciplines at two Midwestern universities. Each participant completed a 12-item questionnaire regarding perceptions related to stuttering, students who stutter, and classroom participation. Of the 328 participants, 212 completed an open-ended question about their experiences and concerns of working with students who stutter. Results indicated that increased knowledge of stuttering is associated with positive attitudes toward students who stutter. Moreover, the participants in this study expressed a need for more information about stuttering and ways to accommodate students who stutter in the classroom. Learning outcomes: After reading this article, the reader will be able to: (1) discuss the challenges that university instructors face when working with students with disabilities; (2) provide a rationale for the need to explore the perceptions of university instructors toward students who stutter; (3) describe the major themes of university instructors' knowledge of stuttering, and beliefs about classroom participation for students who stutter; and (4) discuss the need for disseminating more knowledge about stuttering to university instructors. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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