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An example of the elusive nature of the stuttering phenomenon

Here’s a great example of the elusive nature of stuttering phenomenon.  And it basically resides in the conflation (i.e., failing to differentiate between two distinct concepts) of the stuttering phenomenon and overt stuttering behaviors.  The poster has the assumption that stuttering is a speech pathology; that it only exists as a behavior.  (As opposed recognizing that stuttering is a neurological condition; a neurological state.)  So this conflation (or merging) of two distinctly different ideas (the stuttering phenomenon, which is a neurological state–and overt stuttering behaviors, which is the consequence of the stuttered neural state) leads us down a road of cargo cult science.  The fundamental error is confusing the core pathology (i.e., the phenomenon) with the behavioral symptoms (i.e., consequences).  And this mistake is made by nearly all in the field of SLP and stuttering research.  My head has been flattened by my repeated attempts to advertise this reality to the world.  But you can help!  Help me reduce my number of self-inflicted concussions by proselytizing the word.  K. Thanx. Bai.

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