Date of Graduation
Honors Research Project
Bachelor of Arts
Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology
Dr. Scott Palasik
Dr. Terry Hallett
Dr. Jim Steiger
Across time and culture, music has been used to augment and treat a variety of psychological and physical diseases. The current study therefore aims to identify the effects of music on stuttering. For this study, one individual was selected to participate for a total of five weeks. The procedure included documenting the participant’s percentages of syllables stuttered in monologues and structured reading passages as well as completing pre and post mindfulness assessments during the course of the study. Results indicate that music positively affects percentages of syllables stuttered in reading passages, the types of disfluencies and overall mindfulness levels of the individual.
Baumann, Nicole and Palasik, Dr. Scott, "The Effects of Music Therapy on Stuttering" (2017). Honors Research Projects. 435.