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ERIC Number: EJ929010
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0094-730X
Changing Adolescent Attitudes toward Stuttering
Flynn, Timothy W.; St. Louis, Kenneth O.
Journal of Fluency Disorders, v36 n2 p110-121 Jun 2011
Purpose: Live oral or recorded video presentations on stuttering were delivered to high school students in order to determine the extent to which their attitudes toward stuttering could be improved. Methods: A classroom teacher administered the "Public Opinion Survey of Human Attributes-Stuttering" ("POSHA-S") to two health classes before and after an oral live presentation by a person who stutters. She also gave the "POSHA-S" to two other similar classes before and after a "True Life[R]": I Stutter video presentation. The stuttering person in the oral condition was one of three people featured in the video. Also, following the video condition, students filled out the "POSHA-S" a third time after a short oral presentation by the same person who stutters. Results: Measured attitudes improved overall on the "POSHA-S" and on selected items. Conclusions: High school students hold similar attitudes toward stuttering and stutterers as adults, and these attitudes can be improved, at least temporarily, by a presentation on stuttering but more via a live presentation than a professionally prepared video. (Contains 1 table and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
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Language: English
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