2018 Joint World Congress: Hiroshima, Japan

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

1Moscow Pedagogical State University, yofilatova@yandex.ru

2Moscow Pedagogical State University, antolga95@mail.ru

3West Virginia University, ken.stlouis@mail.wvu.edu

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 students’ 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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