Modification of stuttering through EMG biofeedback: a preliminary study

Richard I. Lanyon, Cecily C. Barrington, Anne Claude Newman

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Abstract

Eight stutterers spent 10-18 1-hr sessions learning to relax their masseter muscles using EMG visual feedback, and then reading while relaxed. Feedback for the first two subjects consisted of an oscilloscope wave pattern; for the remaining six, a modified voltmeter was employed. Data for the latter six subjects showed virtual elimination of stuttering while in the feedback-on condition, with some generalization to feedback-off. The technique shows good promise for the development of a practical therapeutic procedure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)96-103
Number of pages8
JournalBehavior Therapy
Volume7
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1976
Externally publishedYes

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Modification of stuttering through EMG biofeedback : a preliminary study. / Lanyon, Richard I.; Barrington, Cecily C.; Newman, Anne Claude.

In: Behavior Therapy, Vol. 7, No. 1, 1976, p. 96-103.

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Lanyon, Richard I. ; Barrington, Cecily C. ; Newman, Anne Claude. / Modification of stuttering through EMG biofeedback : a preliminary study. In: Behavior Therapy. 1976 ; Vol. 7, No. 1. pp. 96-103.
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