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negative practice (stuttering glossary)

Doing something wrong on purpose, such as performing an incorrect behavior in order to experience it on purpose, and thus become able to reduce or extinguish it. The voluntary insertion of stuttering behavior on non-feared words; the technique of breaking bad stuttering habits by voluntary prolongation of the first portion of the sound or syllable (slide), or by easy voluntary repetition of the first sound or syllable (bounce) on non-feared words.

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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