Assessment of Working Memory in Individuals With Stuttering in Comparison With Individuals With Normal Fluency

Varghese, Aiswarya Liz and *, Nanditha JP and Bajaj, Gagan and *, Malavika Anakkathil Anil and *, Radish Kumar Balasubramanium and *, Arya S Kumar (2018) Assessment of Working Memory in Individuals With Stuttering in Comparison With Individuals With Normal Fluency. Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences, 17 (1). pp. 1-6. ISSN 0972-5997

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Abstract

It is common in literature to relate stuttering with some other deficit that interferes with communicative functions. Working memory comprises the system of human memory dedicated to both temporary storages of phonological detail and allocation of cognitive resources necessary for forming lasting memories. In this study we have analyzed the performance of individuals with stuttering on various working memory tasks. The aim of study is to compare the working memory abilities in individuals with stuttering and individuals with normal fluency on various working memory tasks. A total of 30 individuals with stuttering and 30 individuals with normal fluency in the age range of 18 – 40 years participated in the study. The Working Memory domain will be assessed using The Manipal Manual for Cognitive Linguistic Abilities (MMCLA) which consists of auditory word retrieval, auditory letter and number recall, auditory word list recall, auditory delayed sentence recall, visual practice recall, visual letter and number recall, visual word list recall and visual delayed sentence recall. Results revealed that the individuals with normal fluency had superior performance compared to the individuals with stuttering. Hence, it’s helpful to understand the involvement of working memory in stuttering and incorporate working memory training along with the conventional fluency therapy.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Working memory, Stuttering
Subjects: Allied Health > Mangalore Campus > Speech and Hearing
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 29 May 2018 03:57
Last Modified: 29 May 2018 03:57
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/151178

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