The Inhibition of Stuttering Via the Perceptions and Production of Syllable Repetitions

  title={The Inhibition of Stuttering Via the Perceptions and Production of Syllable Repetitions},
  author={Tim Saltuklaroglu and Joseph Kalinowski},
  journal={International Journal of Neuroscience},
  pages={44 - 49}
ABSTRACT In contrast to most therapeutic protocols for stuttering that induce fluency while producing speech targets, we investigated the possibility of inducing “carry-over” fluency prior to normal speech production. Ten adults who stutter read 7–12 syllable phrases after actively producing (via shadowing) or passively listening to: (a) repeating syllables, matched to the initial syllable of the target utterance; (b) repeating syllables, not matched to the initial syllable of the target; (c… 
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