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Heydari-Nasrabadi M, Kamali M, Arrani-Kashani Z. Others' Presence on the Life Experiences of People Stuttering. jrehab. 2015; 15 (4) :78-88
URL: http://rehabilitationj.uswr.ac.ir/article-1-1262-en.html
1- MSc University of Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences
2- Associated professor Iran university of Rehabilitation science, Tehran, Iran. , kamali@mkamali.com
3- MSc Iran university of Rehabilitation science
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Objective: Stuttering is a disorder that not only affects the person's oral communications but also makes problems for behavioral aspects including both personal and social ones. This study aims at identifying the attitudes of such phenomenon and detecting the life experriences of those stuttering in order to help speech therapists carry out comprehensive and effective therapy plans to decrease stuttering and to contribute them to have a better and more convenient life and social activities.

Materials & Methods: This reasearch has been done in a qualitative research and the phenomenology approach. Tewenty one adults who stutter purposefully selected and interviewed in deep and focus groups. The interviewees’ words were completely recorded and the subjects were written down by listening to the participants’ oral discriptions.The themes obtained from the life experiences of those stuttering categorized based on the Van Manon's method and analyzed as well.

Results: The life experiences of people stuttering appeared in eight domains as below: 1- Being humiliated by others 2- Trying to content others in dialogue 3- Understanding of others of stutter 4-Other s Gender 5- Being ridiculed by others 6- Other s pity 7- Speaking completed by others 8- Other s Impatient and little attention 9- Other s Position and status

Conclusion: Stuttering is a multi-dimensional disorder influencing on both making speech disabilities and all the aspects of the person's life. This disorder makes problems for inter- personal communications and influences the life quality of the one stuttering. According to the degree of its intensity, it affects on the occupational, family and educational situations. Others' presence highly arouses the outlook of the person stuttering. Meantime, the teachers, classmates and families play a significant role in the person's affections and emotions. Removing speech symptoms can not alone contribute to improvement,modifying the person's outlook is very essential to treat stuttering, though. Thus, the speech therapist is not able to cure stuttering only by removing thte speech symptoms

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Type of Study: Original | Subject: Speech & Language Pathology
Received: 24/02/2013 | Accepted: 1/01/2014 | Published: 22/12/2014

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