Wednesday, October 09, 1996

The radical neurological view

Andrew Carpenter said: "stuttering is a complex, developmental disorder that is going to have several significant causes, one of which certainly may be a neurological predisposition.

And here is precisely where the difference lies. Everyone will agree that, at the point where "full blown stuttering" has become entrenched, it has BECOME a multi-faceted problem, requiring intervention in different areas (my "peeling the onion" metaphor), because that's the only way to get to the "core".

The more "radical" neurological position holds that there is such a "core", and that, if we could get to it directly (say by some surgical or drug procedure) the whole "onion" would *probably* just collapse and melt away.

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