Stuttering: Risk Factors, Public Attitudes and Impact on Psychological Well-Being

Dominick Santiago (Editor)

Series: Speech and Language Disorders

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Stuttering is a communication and fluency disorder usually beginning in childhood. Developmental stuttering (DS) is a speech disorder which is characterized by repetitions, prolongations or pauses that disrupt the normal flow of speech. It occurs in approximately 5-8% of the pres-school children and recovers spontaneously in 70-80% of the cases. The role of a stuttering person’s possible tendency toward psychosocial-emotional disorder as an etiologic cause of stuttering is discussed in this book.

Overall, research findings appear to support the role of tendency toward psychosocial-emotional disorder as an important contributing cause in the etiology of developmental stuttering. The authors also examine the psychological impact of stuttering, the neurobiological differences in the cerebrum between persons with developmental stuttering and the public attitudes towards people who stutter.
(Imprint: Nova)

Preface

Chapter 1
Stuttering as Symptom: The Bipolar Stuttering Threshold and Related Bipolar TPNB-LPPD Threshold Syndrome Hypotheses
(Martin Treon, Texas A&M University-Kingsville (Retired), Kingsville, Texas, USA)

Chapter 2
The Psychological Impact of Chronic Stuttering in Adults
(Ashley Craig and Yvonne Tran, John Walsh Centre for Rehabilitation Research, Sydney Medical School-Northern, The University of Sydney, Kolling Institute of Medical Research, Royal North Shore Hospital, St Leonards NSW Australia)

Chapter 3
The Neurobiological Differences in the Cerebrum between Persons with Developmental Stuttering and their Fluently Speaking Peers
(Mark R.J. Zuidberg, Annemieke J.M. Rozemuller, Evita C.H. Zwartkruis, Bert J.E.G. Bast, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, and others)

Chapter 4
Cross-Cultural Adaptation of the Public Opinion Survey of Human Attributes (POSHA-S): The European Portuguese (EP) Translation and Adaptation Process as a Model
(Ana Rita S. Valente, Luis M. T. Jesus, Maria Teresa Roberto, Margaret Leahy, Kenneth O. St. Louis, Institute of Electronics and Informatics Engineering of Aveiro (IEETA), University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal, and others)

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