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Beliefs and behavioral intentions towards pharmacotherapy for stuttering – A survey of adults who stutter

Although considerable efforts have been made to investigate the effectiveness of pharmacological treatments for stuttering, little is known about how the stuttering community perceives these treatments. This study aimed to assess and quantify beliefs regarding pharmacotherapy for adults who stutter … Continue reading

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Comparison of Percentage of Syllables Stuttered With Parent-Reported Severity Ratings as a Primary Outcome Measure in Clinical Trials of Early Stuttering Treatment

This report investigates whether parent-reported stuttering severity ratings (SRs) provide similar estimates of effect size as percentage of syllables stuttered (%SS) for randomized trials of early stuttering treatment with preschool children. Both SRs and %SS showed large effect sizes from … Continue reading

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Representations of stuttering in subtitling

This chapter presents a view from a corpus of English language films after reviewing the treatment of stuttering, and includes a discussion about how the speech impairments of stuttering is represented in popular media. #stuttering Bruti, Silvia. (2018). Representations of … Continue reading

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The Effects of Fluency Enhancing Conditions on Sensorimotor Control of Speech in Typically Fluent Speakers – An EEG Mu Rhythm Study

The objective of this study was to determine whether changes in sensorimotor control resulting from speaking conditions that induce fluency in people who stutter (PWS) can be measured using electroencephalographic (EEG) mu rhythms in neurotypical speakers. Non-stuttering (NS) adults spoke … Continue reading

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Speech rate adjustment of adults during conversation

Speech rate convergence has been reported previously as a phenomenon in which one’s speech rate is influenced by his/her partner’s speech rate. This phenomenon has been demonstrated in artificial settings, and to some extent, in mother-child interactions. The purpose of … Continue reading

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A Role for the Frontal Aslant Tract in Speech Planning – A Neurosurgical Case Study

Frontal and temporal white matter pathways play key roles in language processing, but the specific computations supported by different tracts remain a matter of study. A role in speech planning has been proposed for a recently described pathway, the frontal … Continue reading

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Evaluating a Web-Based Social Anxiety Intervention Among University Students: Randomized Controlled Trial

Treatment rates for social anxiety, a prevalent and potentially debilitating condition, remain among the lowest of all major mental disorders today. Although computer-delivered interventions are well poised to surmount key barriers to the treatment of social anxiety, most are only … Continue reading

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