An Analysis of a Case of Stuttering From the Point of View of Personality Disorder and Some Suggested Avenues of Treatment
This dissertation constitutes an analysis of stuttering as a symptom of some basic lack of integration in the personality. The writer has examined the one particular case history, that of stutterer Paul Adamson and has endeavored to prove that his stuttering was a surface speech symptom of a basic personality disorder. This study will not be an elaboration of any theory that considers stuttering to be merely an inherited characteristic, or that attempts to explain it on a purely neurological or physical basis. What this dissertation attempts to do is to answer key questions. What is speech? What is stuttering? What is personality? What is the nature of personality disorder? What is the relationship between personality disorder and stuttering? Therapeutic resources are there available to cure stutterers?
Clinical psychology|Experimental psychology|Speech therapy
Schreiber, Tyltyl Berkson, "An Analysis of a Case of Stuttering From the Point of View of Personality Disorder and Some Suggested Avenues of Treatment" (1949). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI29281796.