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Children and adolescents who stutter: Further investigation of anxiety

The authors observed that despite the greatly increased risk of social anxiety disorder in adults who stutter, there is no clear indication of the time of onset of this disorder in childhood and adolescence. In this study the authors sought … Continue reading

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The effect of paradoxical technique on anxiety and progress of treatment in children with stuttering

The authors reported that the results of this study showed that paradoxical technique was effective on reduction of anxiety in children with stuttering, developing treatments for children with stuttering, reduction of physiological component of anxiety in children with stuttering, on … Continue reading

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Reducing Specific Phobia/Fear in Young People with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) through a Virtual Reality Environment Intervention

In this study the authors developed and evaluated a unique treatment combining cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) with graduated exposure in a virtual reality environment (VRE). Results provide evidence that CBT with VRE can be a highly effective treatment for specific … Continue reading

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Safety behaviors in speech treatment for adults who stutter

The authors of this study sought to investigate safety behaviors that might be used by adults during treatment for stuttering, and considered five safety behavior categories: (1) general safety behaviors, (2) practice and rehearsal, (3) general avoidance, (4) choosing safe … Continue reading

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Recurrent involuntary imagery in people who stutter and people who do not stutter

This study is a comparison of intrusive memories in groups of people who stutter and those who do not stutter. Themes of disfluency, anxiety, negative social evaluation, self-focus, and pressure to speak were common to both groups. For those who … Continue reading

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The role of psychological processes in estimates of stuttering severity

The authors reported that this study revealed that anxiety may not always be related to overt indicators of stuttering. The authors concluded that traditional procedures for assigning severity ratings to individuals, who stutter based on percent syllables stuttered and the … Continue reading

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Social anxiety disorder and stuttering: Current status and future directions

The authors observe that a growing body of research has demonstrated an alarmingly high rate of social anxiety disorder among adults who stutter, and suggest that collaboration between speech pathologists and psychologists is required to develop and implement comprehensive assessment … Continue reading

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