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Stuttering and Cluttering Attitudes of Beginning SLP Students, Education Students, and the Public in Russia

Yulia FILATOVA1, Olga ANTIPOVA2 and Kenneth O. ST. LOUIS3

1Moscow Pedagogical State University, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2Moscow Pedagogical State University, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

3West Virginia University, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Abstract.  This study compared attitudes toward stuttering and cluttering among speech-language pathology (SLP) students before training in fluency disorders with education students and the general public in Russia using the Public Opinion Survey of Human Attributes (POSHA). Attitudes toward cluttering were similar to stuttering attitudes; however, cluttering attitudes were consistently less positive. University students planning to become SLPs had more positive cluttering and stuttering attitudes than students planning to become primary school teachers. Education studentsā€™ attitudes were very similar to public attitudes. From other questions about who they knew with fluency disorders, all three groups identified more stuttering persons than cluttering persons whom they knew, and all identified more adults than children for both fluency disorders.

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Multitasking and Its Impact on the Reliability of Measuring Stuttered Syllables

Jason H. DAVIDOW1, Ona REED1, and Robin L. EDGE2

Hofstra University, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 

Jacksonville University, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Abstract. Purpose: This paper presents preliminary results from a larger study that aimed to expand on the current research regarding the impact of multitasking on counting stutters using the Stuttering Measurement System (SMS). Method: Thirty female speech-language pathology graduate students participated and were randomized into two groups (Individual or Simultaneous). The Simultaneous Group viewed four videos of persons who stutter (PWS) one time during each session and rated stuttered syllables, fluent syllables, and naturalness. The Individual Group viewed four videos of PWS three times each during each session and rated one of the three variables with each viewing. Videos and variables were randomized.  Only stuttered syllables data were available for the present report. Results: The intrarater reliability analysis revealed that the Individual Group had better agreement for the number of syllables stuttered between Time 1 and Time 2 compared to the Simultaneous Group.  Interrater agreement, although slightly better for the Simultaneous Group, was more equivalent across the groups. Conclusion: Raters better replicated their own number of syllables stuttered value (intrarater agreement) when counting syllables stuttered alone than when simultaneously counting stuttered syllables and fluent syllables, and rating speech naturalness. The preliminary nature of the analysis is discussed, as data from 15 other participants have not been analyzed.  

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2015 International Fluency Congress Proceedings

Proceedings of the 2015 International Fluency Congress

Lisbon, Portugal

Foreword

by Rod Gabel, Chair of Research and Publications Committee

Anyone who has attended an International Fluency Congress comes away energized by the experience. The opportunities to interact with others who are so passionate about understanding and treating stuttering are invaluable. Meeting with other researchers and clinicians from so many different countries is motivating. This is such a great opportunity to learn about stuttering, develop new research ideas, and to make important professional contacts.

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