My major is Communicative Disorders/Speech Pathology and this paper is for my Fluency class. My professor obviously wanted us to actually be in these situations and try stuttering but I know this paper can easily be made up by someone creative 🙂
You will perform voluntary/pseudostuttering in the following situations with the following people:
(a) in person with a family member or friend,
(b) over the telephone or at a drive-through with a stranger, and
(c) in person with a stranger.
During each situation you will use a variety of core and secondary stuttering behaviors. You will then write a 3-4 page reaction paper. For EACH situation you will include in the paper:
Describe the situation and person in which you used voluntary stuttering (include
Describe the specific types of stuttering behavior (core and secondary) that you
How did you and your listeners react to your voluntary stuttering?
How did you feel (physiologically/mentally) before, during and after each
How well did you think you were able to model stuttering and communicate with
listeners at the same time?
(*so 3 paragraphs total for that section, 1 paragraph per “situation”. the paragraphs can be long, my professor isn’t strict on the formatting for this paper just as long as we cover all of the bullet points*)
After discussing each situation above, at the end of your paper answer the following:
Was using pseudostuttering always hard or was it easier at times? Did it become
easier or harder? Why?
What did this teach you that may help you when working with people who
Did you have any feelings or were you exhibiting any behaviors (physiologically
and/or mentally) that might be similar to a person who stutters?
(*and then these bullet points above can be in a separate paragraph at the end*)
I’m hoping it’ll be like 3 whole pages and maybe a few sentences carrying over to the 4th page.. but whatever you guys come up with is good.
Thank you in advance!