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flooding (stuttering glossary)

As a means of desensitization, flooding involves having the stutterer repeatedly engage in voluntary stuttering on purpose. Rather than try to avoid, the stutterer is encouraged to stutter openly and honestly - to let go rather than hold back.

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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