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A stuttering therapy programme with spastic dysphonia: A single case study

Ingrid Meyers, Denise Anderson
South African Journal of Communication Disorders | Vol 32, No 1 | a331 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajcd.v32i1.331 | © 2019 Ingrid Meyers, Denise Anderson | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 08 November 2016 | Published: 31 December 1985

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Ingrid Meyers, Speech Therapy Department, Baragwanath Hospital, South Africa
Denise Anderson, Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

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This study was motivated by reported similarities in vocal tract dynamics in stuttering and spastic dysphonia. The effects of a stuttering therapy programme with an adult with spastic dysphonia were observed. Subjective and objective measures obtained pre- and post-therapeutically included a qualitative analysis, laryngographic tracings, and fibre optic examinations. Results showed subtle improvements on all measures suggesting improved laryngeal behaviours. Findings are discussed in relation to therapeutic utility.


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