The Effects of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with People Who Stutter

Evelyn R. Klein and J. Amster
La Salle University Philadelphia, PA


This study investigated the effects of cognitive behavioral therapy with People Who Stutter (PWS). Eight adults ranging in age from 27 to 56 years comprised the sample of PWS. Measures of perfectionism, dysfunctional thoughts, and attitudes as well as stuttering severity were taken at baseline, 3 weeks, and 6 weeks after treatment. Use of cognitive behavioral treatment and stuttering modification revealed improvement in PWS’ ability to cope, accept, and reduce perceived negative effects of stuttering in addition to stuttering severity.
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