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The Relationship Between Auditory-Motor Integration, Interoceptive Awareness, and Self-Reported Stuttering Severity

Stuttering is a neurodevelopmental speech disorder associated with motor timing that differs from nonstutterers. While neurodevelopmental disorders impacted by timing are associated with compromised auditory motor integration and interoception, the …

Consistency of children’s hemodynamic responses during spontaneous speech

Hemodynamic responses (HRs) are typically averaged across experimental sessions based on the assumption that brain activation is consistent over multiple trials. This may not be a safe assumption, especially in pediatric populations, due to …

Understanding the Speaker's Experience of Stuttering Can Improve Stuttering Therapy

This article highlights the value for speech–language pathologists of considering the overall stut- tering condition—including speakers’ experiences during and around moments of stuttering—in treatment with individuals who stutter. We first highlight …

A Point of View about Fluency

This article presents several potential concerns with the common us- age of the term fluency in the study of stuttering and people who stutter (or, as many speakers now prefer, stutterers). Our goal is to bridge gaps between clinicians, researchers, …

Nonword Repetition Performance Differentiates Children Who Stutter With and Without Concomitant Speech Sound and Developmental Language Disorders

The aim of this study was to examine how nonword repetition (NWR) performance may be impacted by the presence of concomitant speech and lan- guage disorders in young children who stutter (CWS).One hundred forty-one children (88 CWS and 53 children …

A Preliminary Investigation of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Adults who Stutter

Recent studies have shown that many children who stutter may have elevated characteristics of attention- deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Although childhood ADHD commonly persists into adulthood, it is unclear how many adults who stutter …

Variability of Stuttering Behavior and Impact

It has long been known that stuttering behaviors vary across time and situation. Preliminary evidence suggests that this variability negatively affects people who stutter and that stuttering behaviors are more variable than adverse impact associated …

Disfluency Characteristics of 4 and 5 Year Old Children Who Stutter and Their Relationship to Stuttering Persistence and Recovery

We analyzed spontaneous speech samples from 47 children diagnosed with developmental stuttering when they were 4 and 5 years old. Based on their eventual diagnosis made the final year of participation in the longitudinal study when the children were …

Repetitive Negative Thinking, Temperament, and Adverse Impact in Adults Who Stutter

Prior research has explored how repetitive negative thinking (RNT) contributes to both the increased persistence and severity of various disorders, such as depression, anxiety, and eating disorders.This study explored the potential role of RNT in the …

Recovery and Relapse- Perspectives From Adults Who Stutter

Recovery and relapse relating to stuttering are often defined in terms of the presence or absence of certain types of speech disfluencies as observed by clinicians and researchers. However, it is well documented that the experience of the overall …