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Stuttering Problems

There are many stuttering problems for people who stutter. People with an established stutter are aware of the negative effect of repetitions, prolongations, hesitations and blocks on their speech. Their stutter (stammer) may be accompanied by facial tics and uncontrolled body movements. Stuttering can lead to the avoidance of certain activities and to social isolation.

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PSYCHOLOGY

The diversity of psychology All speech-language pathologists, as part of their speech therapy education, study psychology. Since…

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Theory of Mind

Theory of Mind is a person’s ability to understand the thoughts, intentions, beliefs and feelings of others (and themselves). It arises as a consequence of the mind’s ability to reflect upon itself. The ability develops early and certain early infant behaviors provide the basic foundation for this so-called ‘mind-reading’.

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Mentalese

It would be surprising if the meaning of our utterances turned out not to derive, in part…

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Interruption

Utterances in conversation are prone to being overlapped. Overlaps are interpreted either as inadvertent overlap or as violative interruption (deliberate interruptions) dependent on whether or not they appear at a transition relevance place (TRP), i.e. a place where the turn at talk may legitimately transfer to another speaker.

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Entropy and Redundancy in Human Communication

Transmission models of communication stress the need to achieve an appropriate balance between messages with highly unpredictable information (entropy) and highly predictable information (redundancy). In this way, communication between speakers and hearers is improved.

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