This study investigated the hypothesis that athletic participation would positively impact the confidence measures of adolescents who stutter. Relevant research included in this study covered etiological theories, intervention strategies, and treatment goals of persons who stutter. Research pertaining to the benefits of athletics is also reported. This exploratory study analyzed the responses of 4 adolescents who stutter aged 12 and 14. The Rosenberg Self Esteem Scale and the Communications Attitudes Test-Revised were the assessments used. This study also served to lay groundwork for future research that could prove beneficial for parents, clinicians, and coaches of adolescents who stutter.
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