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disguise behaviors

In an attempt to avoid stuttering, some stutterers attempt to alter the manner in which they talk in order to hide and disguise or camouflage the stuttering behaviors: e.g., pretending to think, talking between clenched teeth, or talking with a foreign accent, etc.

Definition reprinted with permission from Hood, Stephen B. (editor) available from Stuttering Foundation of America: Stuttering Words (Publication No 2: Speech Foundation of America)