The Treatment of Stuttering Through Precision Punishment and Cognitive Arousal A new method for the treatment of stuttering is described in which patients vividly imagine the cues which usually lead to their stuttering and then contingently experience a painful shock. The use of imagined cues makes possible great flexibility while increasing the precision with which punishment is applied. Various ethical ... Case Reports
Case Reports  |   May 01, 1973
The Treatment of Stuttering Through Precision Punishment and Cognitive Arousal
 
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Case Reports   |   May 01, 1973
The Treatment of Stuttering Through Precision Punishment and Cognitive Arousal
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, May 1973, Vol. 38, 256-267. doi:10.1044/jshd.3802.256
History: Received October 23, 1972 , Accepted December 6, 1972
 
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, May 1973, Vol. 38, 256-267. doi:10.1044/jshd.3802.256
History: Received October 23, 1972; Accepted December 6, 1972

A new method for the treatment of stuttering is described in which patients vividly imagine the cues which usually lead to their stuttering and then contingently experience a painful shock. The use of imagined cues makes possible great flexibility while increasing the precision with which punishment is applied. Various ethical and theoretical objections to the use of punishment are discussed, and the author concludes that punishment can be effective and useful in the treatment of stuttering. The steps for implementing cognitive conditioning therapy are clearly outlined and a case study is presented.

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