The Use of Altered Speech Feedback in Stuttering Management

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Pros and Cons of ASF

From: Steve Hood
Date: 10/10/02
Time: 9:15:43 AM
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Hello, Greg

I think you have done a really nice job in trying to lay out the issues surrounding Altered Speech Feedback, and I appreciate the fact that you have included so many references. I think section 4 on Perspectives is especially helpful because it lays out many of the issues regarding 'prosthetic' -versus- 'behavioral' management. You also let the readers know of areas where further long term research is needed. Ultimately, the PWS needs to be an informed consumer in order to make informed choices.

When I visited ECU about 5 years ago, I had an opportunity to observe what was going on in the lab. I have tried to observe what you folks are doing from a distance, and realize that some people have pretty strong feelings either for or against prosthetic management.

I have received a number of inquiries about ASF from adults who stutter, as well as inquiries from parents of kids from about 10-15. Your ISAD paper does an objective and fair job of addressing the major issues, and I am glad that I can refer people to your ISAD paper as a source of information. People who have contacted me have been asking whether this ASF is a "quick-fix cure" and your article clearly explains that this is not the case....

Let me close with a question. I know that there have been a number of PWS in the ECU master's and doctoral programs, and I assume that you are all fit the caregory of "informed consumers." I am wondering if there is a trend for you folks in terms of whether you personally lean toward endogenous or exogenous management.

Thanks, Greg, for contributing to this year's ISAD conference.

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