Rhythmic speech training with preschool stuttering children: An experimental study

Valerie A. Coppola, Ehud Yairi

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This preliminary study intended to assess the applicability and effectiveness of metronome-paced speech training in treating stuttering exhibited by preschool-aged children. Three subjects received intensive rhythmic speech training aided by a desktop metronome during 5 wk. A detailed description of the clinical methodology which was established is included in the report. Speech was evaluated before therapy, after therapy, and after a "rest" (no therapy) period. All three subjects who were trained with metronomic signals were able to speak rhythmically and showed improvement that warrants further experimentation with the method.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)447-457
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Fluency Disorders
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1982

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Speech and Hearing
  • LPN and LVN


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