Using simplified regulated breathing with an adolescent stutterer: Application of effective intervention in a residential context

Kurt A. Freeman, Patrick C. Friman

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Simplified regulated breathing (SRB) has been demonstrated to reduce or eliminate stuttering in children. However, much of the current research has evaluated the intervention with school-aged children within educational contexts. In the current case report, we extended the application of SRB by evaluating its effectiveness in treating stuttering displayed by a 15-year-old resident of a large midwestern residential facility. Further, we evaluated the impact across different assessment conditions. Results showed that SRB resulted in decreased stuttering for the participant, although differential effectiveness across conditions was noted. These results are discussed in terms of the generality of SRB across client populations and clinical settings, as well as the value of addressing contextual variables when treating stuttering.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)247-260
Number of pages14
JournalBehavior Modification
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1 2004



  • Simplified regulated breathing
  • Stuttering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)

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