Modification of stuttering through EMG biofeedback: a preliminary study

Richard I. Lanyon, Cecily C. Barrington, Anne Claude Newman

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Eight stutterers spent 10-18 1-hr sessions learning to relax their masseter muscles using EMG visual feedback, and then reading while relaxed. Feedback for the first two subjects consisted of an oscilloscope wave pattern; for the remaining six, a modified voltmeter was employed. Data for the latter six subjects showed virtual elimination of stuttering while in the feedback-on condition, with some generalization to feedback-off. The technique shows good promise for the development of a practical therapeutic procedure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)96-103
Number of pages8
JournalBehavior Therapy
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1976

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology


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