Wednesday, October 09, 1996

To Luc F. De Nil on brain scanning

Great to have you back!!!

Now a question. What results would you expect to see in "recovered" stutterers (one might also differentiate among "methods" used to obtain some degree of fluency). Have you already tried this?

Specifically, would you see differences among fluent speakers and stutterers who could maintain fluency during the experiment by
1. fluency shaping techniques / slow speech / hightened "control"
2. general monitoring of "state of being" with NO word anticipation (my "technique")

Would you see differences among fluent speakers and stutterers who claim to have completely recovered?

Did any of your subjects stutter freely, with no tension and no "looking ahead" for words?

As I have mentioned in other posts, if you ever need stutteres who claim to have achieved some good degree of "recovery", I'd be glad to volunteer. I love Toronto. I used to visit it quite often when I was in grad school in Buffalo...

Again, thanks for taking the time to talk about your work.

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