TITLE

A DEVELOPMENTAL CRISIS THEORY OF STUTTERING

AUTHOR(S)
Wyatt, Gertrud Lasch
PUB. DATE
January 1958
SOURCE
Language & Speech;1958, Vol. 1 Issue 1-4, p250
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a developmental crisis theory of stuttering by researchers from Wellesley, Massachusetts. Stuttering has been interpreted as the result of a crisis in language learning coincident with a crisis in the relationship between mother and child. The general hypothesis is that a disruption of reciprocal identification between mother and child, occurring at the time when the child is in the practicing stage of early grammatical speech, results in the child's inability to master language learning, expressed in a regression to earlier forms of language behavior.
ACCESSION #
21758970

 

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