Jaw-phonatory coordination in chronic developmental stuttering.

  title={Jaw-phonatory coordination in chronic developmental stuttering.},
  author={Torrey M. J. Loucks and Luc F. De Nil and Jayanthi Sasisekaran},
  journal={Journal of communication disorders},
  volume={40 3},
UNLABELLED A deficiency in sensorimotor integration in a person who stutters may be a factor in the pathophysiology of developmental stuttering. To test oral sensorimotor function in adults who stutter, we used a task that requires the coordination of a jaw-opening movement with phonation onset. The task was adapted from previous limb coordination studies, which show that movement coordination depends on intact proprioception. We hypothesized that adult stutterers would show deficient jaw… CONTINUE READING