A Mindful Approach to Stuttering Intervention The purpose of this paper is to describe the construct of mindfulness and how this can be applied to stuttering intervention. To increase understanding of the construct, mindfulness is defined, its origin is discussed, and the ways it is traditionally taught and assessed are reviewed. The use of mindfulness in ... Article
Article  |   May 01, 2011
A Mindful Approach to Stuttering Intervention
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Laura W. Plexico
    Auburn University, Auburn, AL
  • Mary J. Sandage
    Auburn University, Auburn, AL
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Speech, Voice & Prosodic Disorders / Fluency Disorders / Articles
Article   |   May 01, 2011
A Mindful Approach to Stuttering Intervention
SIG 4 Perspectives on Fluency and Fluency Disorders, May 2011, Vol. 21, 43-49. doi:10.1044/ffd21.2.43
SIG 4 Perspectives on Fluency and Fluency Disorders, May 2011, Vol. 21, 43-49. doi:10.1044/ffd21.2.43

The purpose of this paper is to describe the construct of mindfulness and how this can be applied to stuttering intervention. To increase understanding of the construct, mindfulness is defined, its origin is discussed, and the ways it is traditionally taught and assessed are reviewed. The use of mindfulness in stuttering intervention to facilitate improved well-being, desensitization, increased self-acceptance, reduction of stress and anxiety, and increased internal locus of control also is discussed.

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