A Study of Attitude Change of Stuttering Children
Communication Attitude Test
In order to investigate attitude change of the stuttering children(SC), 32-itemed Communication Attitude Test( CAT-J), US original and revised into Japanese use by the authors, was administered to 64 SC and 80 non-stuttering children(NSC) aged 6 to 12 years old. Among SC, 20 recieved four successive tests with the interval of two months, and were classified into three groups according to their speech teachers' attitudes towards stuttering and teaching method described in the IO-itemed questionnairs. Teachers of Group A openly talked about stuttering with SC, Group B did not, and Group C intermediate. The results revealed :① Statiscal difference was observed between the mean scores of SC and NSC in Communication Attitude determined by CAT-J. ② Although, the Communication Attitude of SC was found to be influenced by the teachers attitudes and teaching methods, the statistical differences were not observed. SC in Group A showed tendency to express negative feelings openly, comparing with SC in other Groups.