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Horn Stuttering

 
 

Copyright 2017, Mark Alan Wade

Primary Author: Meltzer, A.
Journal Title: Journal of Fluency Disorders
Date Published: 1992
Language: English
Category: Nervous Disorders
Key Words: French horn dystonia musician instrument psychological physiological
Full Citation: Meltzer, A. Horn Stuttering. Journal of Fluency Disorders 17, no. 4 (1992): 257-64.
Full Abstract: Presents the case of a 32 year-old male stutterer who also exhibited stuttering like behavior while playing the French horn. Effects of speech fluency targets on the playing and physiological and psychological correlates between the stutter in speech and the stuttering like behaviors when playing an instrument are discussed. A coordination difficulty may have been the common etiological factor underlying the problems in all three areas: speech development, fluency, and musical production. Daily speech therapy in conversation for one month significantly reduced the S's stuttering in conversation and musical playing.