Reactions to Core Behaviors
Begin as involuntary, but may develop into "learned behaviors" - 2 general types
Escape Behaviors - An attempt to end a stutter and complete a word. Examples.: eye blinks, head nods, interjections of extra sounds (um, like, uh), movements of the extremities (head tilt back). Happens during MOS (moment of stutter)-helps a person escape the stuttering, get the sound out
Avoidance Behaviors - Postponing or avoiding a stutter. Examples: avoiding words, situations, use of postponements, starter devices. Precedes stuttering. Conditioned (learned) behaviors.