Dysfluency and phonic tics in Tourette syndrome: A case report
Abbreviated Journal Title
J. Commun. Disord.
Tourette syndrome; stuttering; cluttering; disfluency; tics; STUTTERERS; Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology; Linguistics; Rehabilitation
Tourette syndrome, a condition first recognized in 1825, is characterized by the presence of multiple motor ties and one or more phonic ties. Individuals with Tourette syndrome may also demonstrate fluency failures in their speech. This study investigated the disfluencies and phonic ties in an 18-year-old affected male before and after a three week period of speech therapy. It was found that the speech pattern displayed by this subject did not completely conform to the classic pattern of stuttering but did bear more resemblance to cluttering. A limited number of therapy sessions resulted in a significant improvement of speech. (C) 2000 by Elsevier Science Inc.
Journal of Communication Disorders
"Dysfluency and phonic tics in Tourette syndrome: A case report" (2000). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 2839.