Mabel Farrington Gifford

Mabel Farrington Gifford was a charter member of ASHA, being among the 25 people who founded the organization. She was best known for her stuttering therapies and for her work as an administrator of speech programs. She was the director of the Speech Clinic at the University of California Medical School (1915-1940) and Chief of the Bureau of Correction of Speech Defects in California from and the Director of public school speech correction program in the city of San Francisco. (1916-1917).

She also served as a Faculty member, Department of Special Education, Division of Speech Correction, San Francisco State Teachers College.

Charter member of ASHA, 1926

Vice President of ASHA, 1931-32

President of Western State's Communication Association, 1946

Writings of Mabel Gifford arranged chronologically

Gifford, M. F. (1919). Speech defects. Volta Review, 21, 168-171.

Gifford, M. F. (1924). Classification and treatment at the University of California hospital clinic. Journal of American Medical Association, 82, 1673-1675.

Gifford, M. F. (1925). The necessity of speech and voice re-education with special reference to nasality. Laryngoscope, 35, 317-323.

Gifford, M. F. (1925). Speech correction work in the San Francisco Public Schools. Quarterly Journal of Speech, 11, 377-381

Gifford, M. F. (1926). Speech defects and disorders and their correction. San Francisco, CA: Harr Wagner.

Gifford, M. F. (1927). Nervous speech disorders in the light of suggestion and auto-suggestion. Journal of Expression, 1, 98-101.

Gifford, M. F. (1930). Relation that emotional maladjustment bears to nervous disorders and to delinquency. In W. Cable (Ed.), Cultural and scientific speech education today (pp. 187-193). Boston, MA: Expression Co.

Gifford, M. F. (1931). State supervision of the correction of speech defects. Proceedings of the National Education Association. 1931, 69, 640-641.

Gifford, M. F. (1931). A consideration of some of the psychological causes and treatment of stammering. In Proceedings of the American Speech Correction Association, 1, 74-82.

Gifford, M. F. (1933). The new speech education program for the state of California. In Proceedings of the American Society for the Study of Disorders of Speech and The National League for the Rehabi8litation of Speech. 3, 1-8.

Gifford, M. F. (1935). Speech defects and disorders and their correction. Los Angeles, CA: Board of Education.

Gifford, M. F. (1937). Free speech--the stammer's right; A remedial procedure for the correction of nervous speech disorders. San Francisco, CA: Printed by Thomson Printing & Publishing Service.

Gifford, M. F.(1937). The social significance of speech development. California Journal of Elementary Education, 6, 123-128.

Gifford, M. F. (1939). Correcting nervous speech disorders. NY: Prentice Hall.

Gifford, M. F. (1940). How to overcome stammering. NY: Prentice Hall.

Gifford, M. F. (1948). Speech correction in the elementary school. Sacramento: California State Dept. of Education.

About Mabel Gifford

Hahn, Eugene and Hahn, Elise (1956). Mabel Gifford. In, Stuttering: Significant theories and therapies (pp. 49-54). Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.