stuttering - Fluency Disorders Questions What are primary...

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Fluency Disorders
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Questions What are primary and secondary stuttering behaviors? What causes stuttering? How is stuttering assessed? How is stuttering treated in children and adults?
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Normal Fluency and Disfluency Fluency Easy, rapid, rhythmical, even-flowing speech Disfluency Word or phrase repetitions, interjections, pauses, and revisions
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Fluency Disorders Stuttering Unusual, tense disfluencies that interfere with communication Cluttering Rapid bursts of dysrhythmic, unintelligible speech
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What is stuttering? Unusually high frequency or durations of repetitions, prolongations, and/or blockages Excessive mental and physical effort to resume talking Negative perceptions of communication abilities
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Primary Stuttering Behaviors Part-word repetitions Syllables (with or without schwa vowel) Phonemes Prolongations Blocks Silent prolongations
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Secondary Stuttering Behaviors Learned behaviors that are associated with moments of stuttering Looking away Eye blinks Facial grimaces Limb movements
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Prevalence - 1%
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2008 for the course CSD 316k taught by Professor Marquardt during the Fall '07 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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