Teachers’ Perceptions of Stutterers A questionnaire asking respondents to list adjectives describing four hypothetical stutterers (a typical 8-year-old female, 8-year-old male, adult female, and adult male stutterer) was completed by 103 elementary and secondary teachers. The majority of reported adjectives were negative stereotypical personality traits, indicating perceptions of stutterers similar toother groups, including speech-language ... Research Article
Research Article  |   January 01, 1992
Teachers’ Perceptions of Stutterers
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Norman J. Lass, Ph.D.
    Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, West Virginia University, 805 Allen Hall, P.O. Box 6122, Morgantown, WV 26506-6122
  • Dennis M. Ruscello
    Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, West Virginia University, 805 Allen Hall, P.O. Box 6122, Morgantown, WV 26506-6122
  • John F. Schmitt
    University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
  • Mary D. Pannbacker
    Louisiana State University Medical Center, Shreveport, LA
  • Mary Banyas Orlando
    Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, West Virginia University, 805 Allen Hall, P.O. Box 6122, Morgantown, WV 26506-6122
  • Kathy A. Dean
    Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, West Virginia University, 805 Allen Hall, P.O. Box 6122, Morgantown, WV 26506-6122
  • Julie C. Ruziska
    Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, West Virginia University, 805 Allen Hall, P.O. Box 6122, Morgantown, WV 26506-6122
  • Karen Harkins Bradshaw
    James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA
  • Requests for reprints may be sent to Kris English, Child Language Intervention Program, University of Pittsburgh, 500 Iroquois Building, Pittsburgh, PA 15213.
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Speech, Voice & Prosodic Disorders / Fluency Disorders / Research Articles
Research Article   |   January 01, 1992
Teachers’ Perceptions of Stutterers
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, January 1992, Vol. 23, 78-81. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.2301.73
History: Accepted November 19, 1990 , Received January 11, 2012
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, January 1992, Vol. 23, 78-81. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.2301.73
History: Accepted November 19, 1990; Received January 11, 2012

A questionnaire asking respondents to list adjectives describing four hypothetical stutterers (a typical 8-year-old female, 8-year-old male, adult female, and adult male stutterer) was completed by 103 elementary and secondary teachers. The majority of reported adjectives were negative stereotypical personality traits, indicating perceptions of stutterers similar toother groups, including speech-language pathologists. Implications of these findings and suggestions for pre-service and continuing education programs for teachers are discussed.

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