Definition reprinted with permission from Hood, Stephen B. (editor) available from Stuttering Foundation of America: Stuttering Words (Publication No 2: Speech Foundation of America)
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Looking the listener in the eye while talking to him. Generally a natural, although not a constant interaction, of the speaker's eyes with the listener's eyes. Maintaining eye contact is considered a technique in stuttering therapy recommended to help the stutterer combat feelings of shame, embarrassment or inadequacy.