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fluency enhancing behaviors - fluency initiating gestures

Fluency Enhancing Behaviors (FEBS) or Fluency Initiating Gestures (FIGS) include techniques such as slow speech, loudness control, smooth speech, syllable stress and easy onsets, etc. Depending upon how they are used, they may serve either to modify and enhance fluency, or to modify the severity of the stuttering.
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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)