The Effectiveness of Mind Simulation on Psychological Symptoms and Mental Capabilities of Young Adults Suffering from Stuttering
Negin Peyvandinejad', Dr. Farah Naderi, Dr. Reza Pasha', Dr. Parviz Asgarit, Dr. Alireza Heydari
Abstract. This study aims at examining the effectiveness of mind stimulation on psychological symptoms (social interactions and anxiety), as well as mental capabilities (self-confidence and self-concept). The method of this study is semi_experimental.
A total of 30 young persons participated aging from 20 to 40. All suffering from stuttering disorder and living in Tehran city (Iran). The participants were clients of speech therapy centers including Aftab institute and Empowerment Mind Center. They were selected by
vailable sampling and then accidentally divided into two control and experimental groups. Each group contained 15 participants Cattel's anxiety questionnaire (CAQ). Coopersmith's self-esteem measurement, Rogers' self-concept measurement and interpersonal communication skills measurement were used as the research measurement tools.
Multivariate covariance was taken into account in order for data analysis. In general, the findings indicated a significant difference between the data obtained from pre- and post-test average score of the two groups in terms of self-concept, self-esteem, social interactions and anxiety involved in the mind simulation process.
It was also found that the current speech therapy methods have considerable impact on these variables.
Received 12 May 2018; Revised 28 May 2018, Accepted 7 June 2018