Relationship between Special Speech Situations and the Severity of Stuttering in 12 to 35 Years Old Stutterers

Document Type : Original Article


1 BSc. Student of Speech Therapy.Student Research Committee of Rehabilitation Students (Treata), Faculty of Rehabilitation Sciences, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran.

2 speech therapy, isfahan university of medical sciences, isfahan, iran

3 MSc of Speech Therapy.Academic Member, Speech Therapy Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Communication Disorders Research Center, Isfahan university of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran.


Background and Objective: Stuttering is a disorder in fluency of speech and is affected by different factors. According to effects of linguistic, cultural and social factors on severity of stuttering, by identifying the situations and conditions that influenced the stutterers more than others, we can identify effects of situations, control, and use them in generalization stage of treatment. The aim of the present research was exploring of the relationship between anxiety-causing special speech situations and severity of stuttering by Subjective Screening of Stuttering (SSS) in 12-35 y old persons.
Subjects and Method: The present research was a cross-sectional study involving 30 subjects aged 12-35 year who were referred to the speech therapy clinics in Isfahan. The severity of stuttering was assessed by the percentage of stuttered syllables and situations of anxiety were investigated by SSS.
Result: The overall results of the present study showed that the differences between the severities of stuttering in 3 situations of Subjective Screening of Stuttering, were not significant, but in the dual comparison between the situations, significant differences between the severity of stuttering in speaking with close friend and empower person were significant.
Conclusion: According to the results of current study, speaking with empower person was more difficult than the other situations and can influence the severity of stuttering, avoidance and control of speech.


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