The Heart Rate of Severe Stutterers in Relation to the Frequency of Stuttering During Successive Readings of the Same Material

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Master's Theses (1922-2009) Access restricted to Marquette Campus

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Hagness, Don E.
Communication; Speech Pathology and Audiology
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Many explanations have been given for the causation of stuttering. One explanation states that stuttering is peculiar to those persons who exhibit physiological differences from "normals." Several studies have indicated a possible relationship between stuttering and increased heart rate. In a recent study, Arnold J. Golub suggested that a scientific investigation of changes in heart rate in the severe stutterer be pursued. It is the Golub proposal which serves as the motivation for this thesis.