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Title:Stuttering Behavior and Physiological Stress Profiles: A Preliminary Investigation of School -Aged Children
Author(s):Ortega, Aishah Y.
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Nicoline Ambrose
Department / Program:Speech and Hearing Science
Discipline:Speech and Hearing Science
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Health Sciences, Speech Pathology
Abstract:Results revealed that in comparison to published references established for normal children, children with a history of stuttering exhibited mean cortisol and alpha-amylase levels that were significantly lower. Though cortisol and alpha-amylase levels were within normal limits, daily circadian rhythms were generally disrupted for both biomarkers. Children with a history of stuttering tended to report positive emotions prior to submitting afternoon and evening samples and identified seeking social support and self-reliance, problem solving as their preferred coping strategies.
Issue Date:2009
Type:Text
Language:English
Description:180 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2009.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/85227
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3392243
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2009


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