The investigation of phonological encoding abilities in persons with stuttering has gained importance recently. There is limited information available on the rapid automatized naming ability in adults with stuttering. In the present study, rapid naming ability was assessed in 32 persons with stuttering and 32 persons without stuttering in the age range of 18–30 years on Rapid Automatized Naming and Rapid Alternating Stimulus test. The study findings indicated that the persons with stuttering took a longer time to complete the tasks as compared to persons without stuttering, suggestive of a possible breakdown in phonological encoding ability. Among the subtasks, the longer completion time was observed for the rapid alternating stimulus 3-set task and the color subtasks. The findings of the study clearly propose the need to encompass rapid naming skills, as a part of the assessment and management protocol for individuals with stuttering.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
- Developmental and Educational Psychology