Attempting to ameliorate student therapists' negative stereotype of the stutterer.

  title={Attempting to ameliorate student therapists' negative stereotype of the stutterer.},
  author={M. Leahy},
  journal={European journal of disorders of communication : the journal of the College of Speech and Language Therapists, London},
  volume={29 1},
  • M. Leahy
  • Published 1994
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • European journal of disorders of communication : the journal of the College of Speech and Language Therapists, London
This paper reports on attempts to change student therapists' negative stereotyping of 'the stutterer'. Awareness of the negative stereotype and knowledge about the possible effects of this on therapy were not effective in changing attitudes. Knowledge of alternative meanings of stuttering, different models of therapy and theories of change, as well as experimenting with personal change, were effective to a limited degree in changing the direction of negative attitudes. Relevant experience of… Expand

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