Volume 9, Issue 3 (Autumn 2007)                   Advances in Cognitive Sciences 2007, 9(3): 45-51 | Back to browse issues page

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Mokhlesin M, Shahbodaghi M R, Ahadi H, Howell P, Arshi A, Faghihzadeh S. The Comparison of Stuttering Patterns in Function and Content Words Between Child and Adult Farsi Speakers. Advances in Cognitive Sciences. 2007; 9 (3) :45-51
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Objective: The present study was carried out to compare the type or pattern of stuttering between Farsi stuttering children and adults.
Method: 50 stuttering subjects presenting to public and private clinical and educational centers were divided into five age groups of ten subjects (with age ranges of 3-6, 7-9, 10-12, 13-16, and 17 and higher). At least five minutes of spontaneous speech of each subject was recorded and the stuttering pattern of each subject was determined based on the type of words. Data were analyzed using Kruskal-Wallis and Mann-Whitney tests.
Results: The dominant pattern of stuttering in children regardless of word type was repetition; however, as children grew older, silent pause, interjection and rejection would appear. The pattern of stuttering both in function and content words changed with age.
Conclusion: Farsi stuttering speakers show different patterns of non-fluency in different ages; with more silent prolongation, interjection and revision patterns with older age. According to EXPLAN theory prediction, we expected to see patterns of repetition, interjection and other delaying patterns of stuttering in all age groups. But the presence of different stuttering patterns both in function and content words in different ages, may be due to difference in the structure of function words in Farsi and the higher difficulty in language planning in Farsi than in English.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2007/05/8 | Accepted: 2007/07/23 | Published: 2007/09/23

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