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stutter

[′stəd·ər]
(communications)
Series of undesired black and white lines sometimes produced when a facsimile signal undergoes a sharp amplitude change.
(medicine)
A speech disorder marked by repetition of words, syllables, or sounds, or by hesitations in manner by the speaker.
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When Quijote adopts his carefully selected, archaic speech patterns, I not only hear a crazy man speaking a dead, literary dialect, bur a stutterer who like actors or other stutterers adopts a new persona, enabling him to speak without a stutter.
All we know for sure is that James Boaden, her first biographer, and upon whose account most contemporary biographies rest, does not write about the stutter as much when recounting her later life.
Interestingly, Kuhr and Rustin (1985) reported finding paradoxical evidence of mild depression in a number of their clients who had recently completed successful stuttering treatment, while Manning (2001) reported reactions of anxiety, fear, and guilt, citing reports that "some persons who stutter report feeling that they are 'deceiving people' by speaking fluently.
But when Mr Stutter failed to return, Mr Spillane went to Holyhead RNLI station to report that his friend had disappeared.
Conceptual models about subgroups of children and adults who stutter with interhemispheric processing problems have been supported to some degree for more than 8 decades.
Eric Duffield, who co-founded The Jonny Kennedy Memorial Fund with Mr Stutter, said: "The contracts have been drawn up and Roger is taking a look at them.
Adults who stutter show the same tract abnormalities as do children, but also show asymmetry in gray-matter volume, suggesting that the gray-matter findings in adults reflect neuroplastic changes secondary to a lifetime of stuttering.
The author deals with the issue of Jake's stutter in a believable way.
Interestingly, the left rolandic operculum fractional anisotropy abnormality was not related to ongoing stuttering, because no difference was found in this region between the brains of children who recovered and those of children who continued to stutter.
The second awareness technique, response detection, requires a client to point out a stutter when it occurs.
Experts now know that children who stutter will have better speech and a higher recovery rate if they are treated when they are young.
The Stuttering Foundation is a resource for teachers as well as parents who would like advice on working with a child who stutters.