Portland State University, Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences
Date of Award
Master of Science (M.S.) in Speech: Emphasis in Speech Pathology/Audiology
1 online resource (81 p.)
Stuttering, Auditory perception
Because communication involves both a sender of messages, each person could influence the other’s feelings about speaking and listening. The reactions of each member of this communication network will determine how communication will flow in the future. With an understanding of the feedback system between speakers and listeners, researchers have designed management programs which allow the speaker who stutters to develop a new pattern of speech which does not hinder his communication efforts. Fluency is the primary consideration, and normalcy of speech is second. One such program has been devised by Casteel (1974).
In Casteel’s stuttering management program a person moves through four stages of speaking to be fluent. The client learns to sacrifice specific components of speech and these components are systematically reinstated while fluency in reading, monologue, and dialogue are maintained.
Specifically, the purpose of this study was to determine if breathy and imprecisely articulated speech (Stage III) interferes with the speaker’s ability to communicate.
Campbell, Diane Carol, "Listener Perception of Fluent, Breathy, and Imprecisely Articulated Speech of Stutterers" (1976). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 2335.