The Infusion of Interactive Digital Media With Self-Help and Stuttering Treatment Limitations in the science of stuttering and stuttering therapy result in a failure to eradicate the stuttering phenomenon in clients with persistent developmental stuttering. Subsequently, many clients who stutter continue to live with the negative social consequences of stuttered speech, which include the potential for social marginalization and a reduction ... Article
Article  |   February 01, 2009
The Infusion of Interactive Digital Media With Self-Help and Stuttering Treatment
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Peter Reitzes
    New York Public Schools/Long Island University, New York, NY
  • Greg Snyder
    Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Mississippi, University, MS
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Speech, Voice & Prosodic Disorders / Fluency Disorders / Articles
Article   |   February 01, 2009
The Infusion of Interactive Digital Media With Self-Help and Stuttering Treatment
SIG 4 Perspectives on Fluency and Fluency Disorders, February 2009, Vol. 19, 28-38. doi:10.1044/ffd19.1.28
SIG 4 Perspectives on Fluency and Fluency Disorders, February 2009, Vol. 19, 28-38. doi:10.1044/ffd19.1.28
Abstract

Limitations in the science of stuttering and stuttering therapy result in a failure to eradicate the stuttering phenomenon in clients with persistent developmental stuttering. Subsequently, many clients who stutter continue to live with the negative social consequences of stuttered speech, which include the potential for social marginalization and a reduction in quality of life. Consequently, current stuttering treatments, as well as a grass-roots self-help movement, have evolved to address these challenges faced by the stuttering population. This paper discusses the application of self-help styled interactive content over a digital media, in the form of audio and video podcasting, in stuttering support and treatment.

Acknowledgments
Greg Snyder and Peter Reitzes should be considered equal authors of the paper. We thank Eric Jackson, co-host of StutterTalk and Stuttering101, for his very significant contributions in these podcasts; they could not exist without him.
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