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A pilot study of the bullying experiences of children who stutter and the coping strategies they use in responseDownload
This qualitative pilot study investigated the bullying experiences of children who stutter, the type of coping strategies that they use to deal with these experiences, and their perceptions of the effectiveness of their coping strategies. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with seven 10-...
Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) proves to have great potential for investigating the white matter network of the brain. The ability to study these pathways may offer important insight into the neurological differences of people with communication disorders. However, due to the high level of...
Clients’ Experiences with, and Perceptions of, Psychological Counseling to Augment Stuttering TherapyDownload
Introduction: Stuttering impacts almost every aspect of life, stimulating fear and speaking avoidances, anxiety, frustration, anger, guilt, and/or shame in those affected. Because stuttering triggers anxiety and other psychological and emotional reactions and limits participation in society, it...
Background/Purpose: Teachers’ understanding of stuttering can powerfully influence the educational experience of children who stutter. The purpose of this mixed methods study was to investigate changes in student teachers’ understanding of the impact of stuttering on the lives of PWS before and...
Background. Stuttered speech (e.g., th-ththth-th-ththth-the car) and typical disfluencies (e.g., thee uh car) have some similarities. Previous research describes a tendency in listeners to predict that a speaker will refer to an unfamiliar object, rather than a familiar one, when both are equally...
Examination of Cerebral Hemodynamics of School-Aged Children Who Do and Do Not Stutter During Reading: a Near-Infrared Spectroscopy Pilot StudyDownload
This exploratory pilot study examined the reliability of using functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) to evaluate cerebral hemodynamic responses of oxygenated hemoglobin (HbO2), deoxygenated hemoglobin (HHb), hemoglobin difference (HbDiff) and total hemoglobin (tHb) in the left inferior...
Background/Purpose The negative stereotype associated with stuttering has been shown to be both persistent and robust. The stereotype persists not only in the general public, but also in the student clinician population and practicing speech-language pathologists (SLPs). It is recognized that...
Exploring the Viability of Exposure to Stories of Individuals who Stutter as a Learning ToolDownload
The present study was concerned with determining the viability of using exposure to video-recordings of individuals who stutter (IWS) to develop in student speech-language pathologists (student SLPs) an empathic understanding of IWS.