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Day-to-day Variability of Stuttering

Constantino, Christopher D. and Yaruss, J. Scott and Leslie, Paula and Quesal, Robert W. (2012) Day-to-day Variability of Stuttering. Master's Thesis, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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Variability has long been known to be a primary feature of the disorder of stuttering (Bloodstein & Bernstein Ratner, 2008; Costello & Ingham, 1984; Yaruss, 1997a, 1997b). Many factors that affect variability have been investigated (Brown, 1937; Johnson & Brown, 1935; Quarrington, Conway, & Siegel, 1962) yet the typical range of variability experienced by speakers remains unknown. This study will examine the speech of six adult speakers in three spontaneous speaking situations and two reading tasks. The frequency, duration, and types of stuttered events that occur on the tasks will be compared within and between speakers. The focus will be on describing variability in stuttering frequency and duration within speakers and attempting to detect consistent patterns between speakers.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Constantino, Christopher D.cdc38@pitt.eduCDC38
Yaruss, J. Scottjsyaruss@pitt.eduJSYARUSS
Leslie, Paulapleslie@pitt.eduPLESLIE
Quesal, Robert
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Thesis AdvisorYaruss, J. Scottjsyaruss@pitt.eduJSYARUSS
Committee MemberLeslie, Paulapleslie@pitt.eduPLESLIE
Committee MemberQuesal, Robert
Date: 17 September 2012
Date Type: Publication
Defense Date: 1 June 2012
Approval Date: 17 September 2012
Submission Date: 20 June 2012
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Number of Pages: 148
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences > Communication Science and Disorders
Degree: MS - Master of Science
Thesis Type: Master's Thesis
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Stuttering, Variability, day-to-day, adult, stutter, stammer, change, longitudinal, task, situation, day, stammering, variable, disfluency, SSI, SSI-4, OASES, Stuttering Severity Instrument, Overall Assessment of the Speaker's Experience of Stuttering, Daily, Questionnaire, week, weekly, disfluencies, stutters, stammers, attitude, reading, spontaneous speaking, task-to-task
Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2012 16:34
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2016 13:59


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