Canadian Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Results of an Intensive Stuttering Therapy Program

 
Author(s) Marilyn Langevin, MSc
Einer Boberg, PhD
Volume 17
Number 3
Year 1993
Page(s) 158-166
Language English
Category
Keywords stuttering
outcome
intensive
therapy
stutter
attitudes
perceptions
self-confidence
Abstract This paper reports the results of a three-week intensive program for 10 adult and adolescent stutterers. Measurements were made immediately before and after treatment and again during the follow-up period, 12 - 14 months post-treatment. The measures included percentage of stuttering, syllables spoken per minute and three self-report scales designed to measure changes in attitudes, perceptions and self-confidence. In the follow-up period, subjects completed a fourth scale in which they indicated their level of satisfaction with their speech performance. The results indicated that substantial positive changes occurred and were maintained in both speech performance and non-speech variables.



Suivent les résultats d'un traitement intensif de trois semaines à l'intention de 10 adultes et adolescents souffrant de bégaiement. Les mesures ont été prises immédiatement avant et après le traitement, ainsi qu'au terme de la période de suivi de 12 à 14 mois. Les mesures comprenaient le pourcentage de bégaiement, le nombre de syllabes prononcées par minute et les résultats de trois échelles d'auto-appréciation conçues pour établir le changement d'attitude, de perception et de confiance en soi. Lors du suivi, les sujets ont répondu à un quatrième questionnaire qui a permis de déterminer le degré de satisfaction face à leur facilité d'élocution. Les résultats révèlent des changements positifs appréciables et durables tant sur le plan du langage qu'à l'égard des variables qui ne se rapportent pas à la parole.
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Link http://cjslpa.ca/files/1993_JSLPA_Vol_17/No_03_and_04_138-198/Langevin_Boberg_JSLPA_1993.pdf
 
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