Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Dr. Nola T. Radford
Dr. Teri Mata-Pistokache
Dr. Liang Zeng
Stuttering is a multidimensional disorder that is influenced by hereditary factors, as well as environmental. Numerous methods of treatment exist that address stuttering. However, the Smooth Talking Program (Radford 2001) is unique in its inclusion of mediated learning and delayed auditory feedback. The purpose of this study was to conduct a retrospective analysis of treatment data for a child with moderate to severe dysfluency that was gathered over three summer, five-week sessions with the inclusion of speech motor repatterning exercises during the last summer. The purpose of the analysis is to determine the effects of mediated learning combined with DAF for reduction of fluency in comparison to mediated learning and DAF combined with speech motor repatterning exercises. Results were that stuttering was reduced significantly following stuttering therapy with mediated learning and delayed auditory feedback.
University of Texas-Pan American