Anxiety and the Treatment of Stuttering In our recent paper (Menzies, Onslow, & Packman, 1999), we outlined several methodological problems with existing research that stand in the way of understanding the relationship between anxiety and stuttering. According to us, those methodological problems need to be addressed in any further experimentation aimed at teasing out what ... Letter to the Editor
Letter to the Editor  |   February 01, 2000
Anxiety and the Treatment of Stuttering
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Mark Onslow
    Australian Stuttering Research Centre The University of Sydney
  • Ross G. Menzies
    School of Behavioural and Community Health Services The University of Sydney
  • Ann Packman
    Australian Stuttering Research Centre The University of Sydney
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Letter to the Editor   |   February 01, 2000
Anxiety and the Treatment of Stuttering
American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, February 2000, Vol. 9, 91-93. doi:10.1044/1058-0360.0901.91
History: Received August 4, 1999 , Accepted December 22, 1999
 
American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, February 2000, Vol. 9, 91-93. doi:10.1044/1058-0360.0901.91
History: Received August 4, 1999; Accepted December 22, 1999
In our recent paper (Menzies, Onslow, & Packman, 1999), we outlined several methodological problems with existing research that stand in the way of understanding the relationship between anxiety and stuttering. According to us, those methodological problems need to be addressed in any further experimentation aimed at teasing out what that relationship might be. Those methodological issues were the substance of our paper, and Dr. Attanasio clearly has no problem with our claim that they exist. Nonetheless, his comments reveal a divergent stream of thought between him and us on this topic. In short, his thesis is that we are misguided in our interpretation of the importance of those methodological issues, for two reasons.
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