2003 IFA Congress: Montreal, Canada

Two Very Different Cases of Adult Onset Stuttering

Jill Harrison
McGill University Health Centre, 1650 CedarAvenue, Montreal, Quebec H3G 1A4


Two cases of adult onset stuttering are_ presented, one of neurological origin, one functional. Neither had any history of stuttering behaviour nor any other speech or language abnormality prior to onset of dysfluency at ages 28 and 42 respectively. LF presented with an atypical pattern of multiple syllable and word repetitions following a stroke. TN presented with a severe stutter which had gradually developed over a period of weeks. Neurological findings, stuttering behaviours, and response to treatment will be compared and contrasted. Implications for" the nature and development of stuttering will be discussed.
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