Why Do So Many Stutterers Fail to Stutter When Alone and How Can This Phenomonen Be Used in Treatment?

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Perkins' NPL theory

From: Jonathan
Date: 02 Oct 2007
Time: 10:33:18 -0500
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First, I liked your article. It's good to see research into stuttering from the psychology side. Have you read any of the work of William H. Perkins ? He, along with Curlee and Kent, developed a theory called the neuropsycholinguistic theory. Basically, he postulates a mistiming is what causes stuttering. It's a mistiming between the verbal/syntax elements and the non-verbal elements. In particular, the tone-of-voice element. You might like his book "Stuttering and Science". By the way, Perkins started his career in psychology before he moved over to speech pathology. He's retired now from the University of California. I wish you success with your research.

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