A review of effective treatments for adult stuttering

Document Type : Review


1 Speech Therapy Department, School of Rehabilitation, Ahvaz Jundishapour University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran.

2 Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Research Center, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz , Iran.


A review of effective treatments for adult stuttering
Speech fluency is one of the characteristics of natural speech. Any disturbance in the Continuity, speed of production, planning, speech rhythm or a combination of these factors will cause a phenomenon known as nonfluency or stuttering. Aim of this study was determining the effective treatments for adult stuttering. In general, stuttering for adults focuses on either (1) teaching new ways of managing and dealing with stuttering, or (2) teaching new speech techniques that facilitate fluent speech. These two approaches (stuttering management and speech restructuring) are commonly used together to help the stutterer deal with core behaviors of stuttering as well as the affectional, anxiety, emotional, and cognitive aspects of the disorder. Pubmed, Google Scholar, and Scinece Direct were used to perform this study. Finally, we selected eighteen related articles based on purposes of this study.

Key words:

Stuttering treatment, Stuttering Management, Speech Restructuring, Cognitive Restructuring, Advanced Stuttering


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