The Combined Use of Operant Procedures and Theoretical Concepts in the Treatment of an Adult Female Stutterer This paper describes the treatment of a 47-year-old female stutterer who became fluent following participation in a three-stage therapy program. The program was designed to manipulate certain overt manifestations of stuttering, to change the client’s perceptions about her stuttering and herself, and to engage the client in speaking and social ... Case Reports
Case Reports  |   August 01, 1971
The Combined Use of Operant Procedures and Theoretical Concepts in the Treatment of an Adult Female Stutterer
 
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Case Reports   |   August 01, 1971
The Combined Use of Operant Procedures and Theoretical Concepts in the Treatment of an Adult Female Stutterer
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, August 1971, Vol. 36, 414-421. doi:10.1044/jshd.3603.414
 
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, August 1971, Vol. 36, 414-421. doi:10.1044/jshd.3603.414

This paper describes the treatment of a 47-year-old female stutterer who became fluent following participation in a three-stage therapy program. The program was designed to manipulate certain overt manifestations of stuttering, to change the client’s perceptions about her stuttering and herself, and to engage the client in speaking and social situations. The program utilized both theoretical and operant concepts. Clinical implications are discussed.

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