Analysis of stuttering behaviors in adult stuttering speakers: applications of the lidcombe behavioral data language taxonomy

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Publication Type thesis
School or College College of Health
Department Communication Sciences & Disorders
Author Metzger, Erika Lee
Title Analysis of stuttering behaviors in adult stuttering speakers: applications of the lidcombe behavioral data language taxonomy
Date 2010-07
Description Stuttering is a complex behavioral disorder. Previously, vague and unreliable terminology for classifying stuttering behaviors has limited progress in delineating this intricate disorder. However, with the introduction of the Lidcombe Behavioral Data Language (LBDL) taxonomy, objective terminology has greatly improved reliability and the opportunity to examine stuttering behaviors across large populations, replicate previous research, and compare individuals across geographical regions. The purpose of the current study was to examine the distribution and characteristics of stuttering moments across a large sample of adult stuttering speakers to explore the possibility of subgroups or subtypes of stuttering. The notion of subtypes in stuttering has been discussed across a wide range of stuttering literature, and would have significant impact on the diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, and ultimately, prevention of stuttering. Archived speech samples from 95 individuals were used in the current study. A reading passage and conversational monologue were collected from each participant. Each speaking sample was analyzed and each stuttered moment was assigned one of the five core stuttering categories from the LBDL taxonomy. Results of the study indicated significant differences existed with respect to the relative distribution of stuttering among the subcategories of the LBDL across speaking tasks.
Type Text
Publisher University of Utah
Subject Adult; Classification; Lidcombe; Stuttering
Dissertation Institution University of Utah
Dissertation Name MS
Language eng
Rights Management ©Erika Lee Metzger
Format Medium application/pdf
Format Extent 506,467 bytes
Source original in Marriott Library Special Collections ; RC39.5 2010 .M46
ARK ark:/87278/s6794k44
Setname ir_etd
Date Created 2012-04-23
Date Modified 2021-05-06
ID 192114
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6794k44
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