Methods and Devices for Enhancing Fluency in Person Who Stutter Employing Visual Speech Gestures
Case Number: TT0006
- Joseph Kalinowski, Ph.D.
- Michael Rastatter, Ph.D.
- Andrew Stuart, Ph.D.
- Communication Sciences and Disorders
Fluency enhancement in persons who stutter via a second “auditory” speech signal has been known for over 50 years; however, our research group is the first to show that visual representation of the speech gestures produces fluency in those who stutter. The fluency induced is immediate, natural and stable. Thus, when speaking, persons who stutter can use the visual system to facilitate fluency enhancement when an auditory signal is neither feasible nor plausible.
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Case Manager: Mark Foley