Monday, May 07, 2007

ISA live (I)

Right now, I am in a talk at the ISA conference. Already after the first slide, I fundamentally disagree with the lecturer! So let me talk about the research session that I chaired this morning.

Patrick Kelly talked about his experience as a therapist for a rural area in Ireland. He has worked there for more than 10 years and sent out a questionnaire to all his past children that he treated. He reports are very high recovery from stuttering; I think 44 out of 46.

Then Jelena Tadic showed evidence that many children who stutter also have articulatory problems. However, her sample was quite small, less than 20. So I am a bit skeptical.

Then Soster claimed that the voice of people who stutter shows difference to normal speaker's voice. I am a bit skeptical, and suggested that she should do the reverse test, i.e. is it possible to identify stutterers by only listening to their voices?


Anonymous said...

Has Per Alm been invited as a lecturer for this Congreess?

Tom Weidig said...

No, Per is not at the conference. He will go to the cluttering conference in Bulgaria, I think.