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Journal:   JOURNAL OF RESEARCH IN REHABILITATION SCIENCES   OCTOBER-NOVAMBER 2013 , Volume 9 , Number 4; Page(s) 570 To 577.
 
Paper: 

EXAMINE THE INFLUENCE OF SPEECH THERAPY WITH COGNITIVE BEHAVIOR THERAPY ON REDUCING THE SEVERITY OF STUTTERING IN STUTTERING PATIENTS OF 18 YEARS OLD AND ABOVE IN THE CITY OF ISFAHAN

 
 
Author(s):  ANSARI PEGAH, SHAFIEI BIJAN*, GORJI YOUSEF
 
* ISFAHAN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, ISFAHAN, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Introduction: The purpose of this research is to examine the influence of "speech therapy with cognitive behavior therapy" on reducing the severity of stuttering amongst stuttering patients of 18 years old and above in the city of Isfahan.
Materials and Methods: The study used a quasi-experimental design with pretest - posttest control group. The sample group included 24 people suffering from stuttering who attended public speech therapy clinics of Isfahan. For the diagnosis and severity of stuttering, stuttering severity instrument (SSI4) was used. After doing the pre-test, subjects were placed into one experimental group of speech therapy with cognitive behavior therapy and one control group. Speech therapy for this research included ten 45-minutes sessions which was done for each individual subject and cognitive behavior therapy included ten 90-minutes group sessions. After finishing the therapy sessions, the post-test was done. In analyzing the data, Analysis of Covariance & Mann-Whitney U test were deployed.
Results: Data analysis showed that speech therapy with cognitive behavior therapy has a significant impact on reducing the severity of stuttering.
Conclusion: speech therapy with cognitive behavior therapy is effective in reducing stuttering.

 
Keyword(s): UNSTABLE ANKLE, ANKLE ORTHOSIS POSTURAL CONTROL INDEX, BALANCE CONTROL
 
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