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Cybernetic functioning in stuttering

Ursula Zsilavecz
South African Journal of Communication Disorders | Vol 28, No 1 | a353 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajcd.v28i1.353 | © 1981 Ursula Zsilavecz | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 11 November 1981 | Published: 11 November 1981

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Ursula Zsilavecz, Department of Speech Science, Speech Pathology and Audiology, University of Pretoria, South Africa

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The aim of this study was to evaluate different kinds of masking noise and DAF, in order to identify the condition which would elicit the highest incidence of fluency in a group of stutterers. The study demonstrates that masking noise and DAF can be effectively applied as an aid in a therapy programme, viz. noise can effectively be put to use so as to encourage and reinforce somesthesia. Stuttering is viewed as defective functioning in the cybernetic system.

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