The development of ear preferences in stuttering and nonstuttering children: A longitudinal study

Gordon W. Blood, Ingrid M. Blood, Stephen B. Hood

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Abstract

This study examined laterality changes in young stuttering and nonstuttering children. Subjects were given a dichotic listening task in three consecutive years to examine developmental trends. Results suggest that younger stutterers present fewer right-ear advantages than nonstuttering subjects. A shifting of ear preference was seen in both groups over the course of the study. Four of the stuttering subjects recovered from their stuttering during the study. Examination of the initial ear preferences and recovery status showed no significant relationship. Similarities between the groups and limitations of the study are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)119-131
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Fluency Disorders
Volume12
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1987

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Speech and Hearing
  • LPN and LVN

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