Stuttering Therapy: The Relation Between Attitude Change and Long-Term Outcome Previous research has indicated that attitude change generally follows behavior change in operant stuttering therapy programs. This study sought to examine the longterm therapy outcome of stutterers whose communication attitudes were not substantially normalized after fluency establishment and generalization. Posttransfer attitude scores of 20 stutterers were used to classify them ... Articles
Articles  |   August 01, 1978
Stuttering Therapy: The Relation Between Attitude Change and Long-Term Outcome
 
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Articles   |   August 01, 1978
Stuttering Therapy: The Relation Between Attitude Change and Long-Term Outcome
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, August 1978, Vol. 43, 392-400. doi:10.1044/jshd.4303.392
History: Received June 20, 1977 , Accepted January 27, 1978
 
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, August 1978, Vol. 43, 392-400. doi:10.1044/jshd.4303.392
History: Received June 20, 1977; Accepted January 27, 1978

Previous research has indicated that attitude change generally follows behavior change in operant stuttering therapy programs. This study sought to examine the longterm therapy outcome of stutterers whose communication attitudes were not substantially normalized after fluency establishment and generalization. Posttransfer attitude scores of 20 stutterers were used to classify them into one of two groups: those whose communication attitudes had been modified to show less abnormality than the mean level for normal speakers, and those whose attitudes had not. Follow-up interviews with the 20 stutterers one year later indicated that those whose posttransfer attitudes were not substantially normalized stuttered significantly more. Theoretical and clinical implications are discussed.

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