Emil Froeschels was an influential otolaryngologist who specialized in speech, language, and hearing disorders. He adapted existing psychological and physiological theories to explain communication problems and designed innovative methods for carrying out speech therapy. Froeschels’ work spanned a broad range of communication problems including dysarthria (e.g., speech of the cerebral palsied), stuttering, voice, language, and hearing impairment.
It was in Vienna, Austria around 1909 that Froeschels began to develop and write about his theories and clinical practices. He continued his considerable publishing record after his emigration to America in 1938, where he moved to avoid the threat of Nazi persecution. By the time of his death in 1972, he had published some 24 books and 320 chapters and articles, mostly on topics related to breakdowns in speech perception and production and to therapies aimed at remediating them. He also had established and served as director of several speech,...
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