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counter conditioning (stuttering glossary)

The use of one or several behavior therapy techniques for the purpose of canceling or nullifying previously conditioned response. The conditioned stimulus, instead of returning to a neutral status, is conditioned to elicit a new conditioned response as a substitute for the old one.


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