• David B. Rosenfield
  • Harvey B. Nudelman
Part of the Readings from the Encyclopedia of Neuroscience book series (REN)


Stuttering is a disorder of human speech manifest as repetitions, lengthenings, and inappropriate pauses in the generation of consonants, vowels, and words. These repetitions, lengthenings, and pauses give a quality of choppiness to the speech of individuals who stutter and are commonly referred to as dysfluencies. Pauses associated with muscular tension in the lips, face, and jaw are referred to as stuttering blocks.

Further reading

  1. Curlee RF, Perkins WH, eds (1984): Nature and Treatment of Stuttering: New Directions. San Diego: College Hill PressGoogle Scholar
  2. Milsum JH (1966): Biological Control Systems Analysis. New York: McGraw-HillGoogle Scholar
  3. Rosenfield D (1984): Stuttering. CRC Crit Rev Clin Neurobiol 1:117–139.Google Scholar

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  • David B. Rosenfield
  • Harvey B. Nudelman

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