Recovery and Persistence of Stuttering among Relatives of Stutterers Recovery and persistence of stuttering were examined in the first-degree relatives of a large group of adult persistent stutterers. The percentage of recovered individuals reported in these families supports the hypothesis that recovered and persistent stuttering are not independent disorders. Sex and type of relative were significant variables in the ... Reports
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Recovery and Persistence of Stuttering among Relatives of Stutterers
 
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Reports   |   November 01, 1983
Recovery and Persistence of Stuttering among Relatives of Stutterers
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, November 1983, Vol. 48, 402-409. doi:10.1044/jshd.4804.402
History: Received May 14, 1982 , Accepted August 9, 1983
 
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, November 1983, Vol. 48, 402-409. doi:10.1044/jshd.4804.402
History: Received May 14, 1982; Accepted August 9, 1983

Recovery and persistence of stuttering were examined in the first-degree relatives of a large group of adult persistent stutterers. The percentage of recovered individuals reported in these families supports the hypothesis that recovered and persistent stuttering are not independent disorders. Sex and type of relative were significant variables in the distributions of recovery and persistence of stuttering. Handedness in male subjects and birth order did not distinguish between recovered and persistent stutterers. Female recovered stutterers had significantly earlier ages of stuttering onset than the other groups (male recovered stutterers and male and female persistent stutterers). Female recovered stutterers also tended to recover earlier than male recovered stutterers, and the durations of stuttering symptoms were similar in both sexes.

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