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controlled stuttering

Clinicians who believe that persons who stutterer need to learn to "control" their stuttering (rather than learn skills to be "fluent") put great emphasis on behavioral and emotional desensitization as a co-requisite to learning ways in which to manage their overt stuttering. (See cancellation, fluent stuttering, preparatory set, proprioception, monitoring, pull-out.)
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Definition reprinted with permission from Hood, Stephen B. (editor) available from Stuttering Foundation of America: Stuttering Words (Publication No 2: Speech Foundation of America)