The Effects of Response-Contingent Reward on the Connected Speech of Children Who Stutter Through the use of response-contingent reward of fluent verbal responses, the frequency of stuttering behaviors of three children decreased. The frequency of fluent verbal behaviors increased. The experimental material consisted of spontaneous connected speech, the rewards were selected by the subjects, and the three conditioning periods were preceded with verbal ... Forum
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The Effects of Response-Contingent Reward on the Connected Speech of Children Who Stutter
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, February 1972, Vol. 37, 75-88. doi:10.1044/jshd.3701.75
 
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, February 1972, Vol. 37, 75-88. doi:10.1044/jshd.3701.75

Through the use of response-contingent reward of fluent verbal responses, the frequency of stuttering behaviors of three children decreased. The frequency of fluent verbal behaviors increased. The experimental material consisted of spontaneous connected speech, the rewards were selected by the subjects, and the three conditioning periods were preceded with verbal instructions about the response contingency. Follow-up information on the subjects revealed spontaneous carry-over of the fluent speech obtained during the experimental sessions. The effects of the experimental sessions were useful in planning appropriate subsequent therapy.

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