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Title:Identification of Traits Transmitted Associated With Stuttering
Author(s):Subramanian, Anu
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Yairi, Ehud
Department / Program:Speech and Hearing Science
Discipline:Speech and Hearing Science
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Health Sciences, Speech Pathology
Abstract:Statistical analyses revealed significant differences between the stuttering, high-risk and control groups on two of the tapping tasks. Other interesting trends were apparent although they did not reach statistical significance, partially because of the small number of participants resulting in low power values. These trends indicated that the stuttering group exhibits inter- and intra-hemispheric interferences as assessed by performance on the tapping tasks. On the Stroop tasks, both the stuttering and high-risk groups displayed faster responses compared to the control subjects. It was suggested that better performance in relatively complex tasks might be based in different speech motor control strategies that these groups may be thought to possess. Performance on the non-word repetition task was similar for all groups indicating that phonological and auditory memory may not be closely related to stuttering. Further research is warranted to identify other traits that may be transmitted with stuttering based on the results of the current exploratory study.
Issue Date:2001
Description:120 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2001.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3017221
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2001

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