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  • phillip barkhas
    Is there any help with acupuncture for stuttering?
    Message 1 of 2 , May 2, 2003
      Is there any help with acupuncture for stuttering?
    • edmailer
      Read the following article by Philip A.M. Rogers MRCVS
      Message 2 of 2 , May 2, 2003
        Read the following article by Philip A.M. Rogers MRCVS

        Philip A.M. Rogers MRCVS

        AP and the Psyche

        Craig_AR; Kearns M (1995) Results of a traditional AP intervention
        for stuttering. J Speech Hear Res Jun 38(3):572-578. Dept of Health
        Services, UTS New South Wales, Australia. It is important that
        researchers investigate alternative strategies for treating
        stuttering, as contemporary treatments are not entirely successful
        in reducing stuttering with all people. Also, many "successfully
        treated" cases suffer from high relapse rates in the long term. AP
        seems to be a promising treatment for several disorders, so a pilot
        investigation into its effectiveness for stuttering was considered
        worthwhile. This study investigated traditional AP-based treatments
        for 2 adult males who had stuttered since childhood. A single-case
        experimental ABAB multiple baseline design was employed to test for
        treatment effectiveness. Subjects were followed up for a further 12
        wk to evaluate maintenance (C phase) of possible improvement. No
        significant ABAB reversal effects were observed, and stuttering
        frequency through the treatment phases remained at baseline levels
        for the 2 subjects. Speech rate also remained at baseline levels
        throughout the treatment phases, as did naturalness of speech and
        anxiety levels. This research is important as claims that AP may
        successfully reduce stuttering need to be tested, and the scope and
        usefulness of treatments like AP for a wide variety of problems
        needs to be determined. However, the low subject numbers involved
        suggest caution in concluding AP is not a successful intervention
        for stuttering. Perhaps alternative AP points need to be evaluated
        and a wider variety of persons who stutter need to be involved in
        any future research.

        --- In acupunctureforum@yahoogroups.com, "phillip barkhas"
        <fima13@y...> wrote:
        > Is there any help with acupuncture for stuttering?
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