Johnson/Tudor Study of Iowa Orphans It was with great interest that I read the “Coordinator’s Corner” in the August 2001 issue of the Special Interest Division 4 Newsletter. In 1988, an article appeared in the Journal of Fluency Disorders by Dr. Frank Silverman at Marquette University entitled “The ‘Monster’ Study.” It was the first ... Article
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Johnson/Tudor Study of Iowa Orphans
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Article   |   December 01, 2001
Johnson/Tudor Study of Iowa Orphans
SIG 4 Perspectives on Fluency and Fluency Disorders, December 2001, Vol. 11, 19-20. doi:10.1044/ffd11.4.19
SIG 4 Perspectives on Fluency and Fluency Disorders, December 2001, Vol. 11, 19-20. doi:10.1044/ffd11.4.19
It was with great interest that I read the “Coordinator’s Corner” in the August 2001 issue of the Special Interest Division 4 Newsletter. In 1988, an article appeared in the Journal of Fluency Disorders by Dr. Frank Silverman at Marquette University entitled “The ‘Monster’ Study.” It was the first revealing to me of a study that has produced great emotional debate recently among professionals with very little consideration given to the actual study, research data and what is most important, post study information.
The unpublished 1939 master’s thesis study entitled “An Experimental Study of the Effect of Evaluative Labeling on Speech Fluency” was undertaken by an eager, intelligent graduate student named Mary Tudor at the State University of Iowa under the direction of Dr. Wendell “Jack” Johnson. The study took place in Davenport, Iowa at the old “Soldiers and Sailors Orphanage,” beginning in January 1939 and ending in May 1939. It is my understanding that this study is the only study Dr. Johnson was directly involved with that was never published, and as I learned more about it, I understood why.
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