Article  |   August 2010
Access to Information About Stuttering and Societal Knowledge of Stuttering
Author Affiliations
  • Rodney Gabel
    Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green. OH
  • Tim Brackenbury
    Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green. OH
  • Farzan Irani
    Department of Communication Disorders, Texas State University-San Marcos, San Marcos, TX
Speech, Voice & Prosodic Disorders / Fluency Disorders
Article   |   August 2010
Access to Information About Stuttering and Societal Knowledge of Stuttering
SIG 4 Perspectives on Fluency and Fluency Disorders August 2010, Vol.20, 51-57. doi:10.1044/ffd20.2.51
SIG 4 Perspectives on Fluency and Fluency Disorders August 2010, Vol.20, 51-57. doi:10.1044/ffd20.2.51

The purpose of this study was to examine societal knowledge of stuttering, access to information sources, and the influence of information sources on knowledge of stuttering. 185 participants from Northwest Ohio were surveyed. Results of the study indicated that the general public varies in their knowledge of stuttering and that majority of participants had not accessed information about stuttering, and the few who had, did so a long time ago. Finally, access to information sources had little influence on knowledge of stuttering. Implications for future research are discussed.

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