The Use of Systematic Desensitization in the Treatment of Chronic Stuttering Behavior A case study is reported in which systematic desensitization techniques were used for treatment of stuttering. Following Brutten and Shoemaker’s (1967) hypothesis that stuttering behavior is a learned disorder predicated upon speech anxieties, desensitization procedures were successfully employed in substantially decreasing this behavior. Limitations to the study are outlined, and ... Case Reports
Case Reports  |   November 01, 1973
The Use of Systematic Desensitization in the Treatment of Chronic Stuttering Behavior
 
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Case Reports   |   November 01, 1973
The Use of Systematic Desensitization in the Treatment of Chronic Stuttering Behavior
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, November 1973, Vol. 38, 514-519. doi:10.1044/jshd.3804.514
History: Received February 26, 1973 , Accepted July 17, 1973
 
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, November 1973, Vol. 38, 514-519. doi:10.1044/jshd.3804.514
History: Received February 26, 1973; Accepted July 17, 1973

A case study is reported in which systematic desensitization techniques were used for treatment of stuttering. Following Brutten and Shoemaker’s (1967) hypothesis that stuttering behavior is a learned disorder predicated upon speech anxieties, desensitization procedures were successfully employed in substantially decreasing this behavior. Limitations to the study are outlined, and suggestions are made regarding further research.

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