A Tactic for Facilitating Social Interaction with Laryngectomees The purpose of the present investigation was to explore the tactic of acknowledging the handicap in interactions between laryngectomized and nonlaryngectomized individuals. Two male laryngectomees were videotaped under two experimental conditions. One condition they acknowledged their laryngectomy, use of esophageal speech, problems, etc. The other condition they did not acknowledge ... Reports
Reports  |   November 01, 1982
A Tactic for Facilitating Social Interaction with Laryngectomees
 
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Reports   |   November 01, 1982
A Tactic for Facilitating Social Interaction with Laryngectomees
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, November 1982, Vol. 47, 416-419. doi:10.1044/jshd.4704.416
History: Received January 21, 1981 , Accepted September 17, 1981
 
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, November 1982, Vol. 47, 416-419. doi:10.1044/jshd.4704.416
History: Received January 21, 1981; Accepted September 17, 1981

The purpose of the present investigation was to explore the tactic of acknowledging the handicap in interactions between laryngectomized and nonlaryngectomized individuals. Two male laryngectomees were videotaped under two experimental conditions. One condition they acknowledged their laryngectomy, use of esophageal speech, problems, etc. The other condition they did not acknowledge their problem. Results indicated that listeners preferred the speaker when he discussed the handicap. Limitations of the study and clinical implications are discussed.

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