Monday, May 28, 2018

Friday, May 18, 2018

Participate in a study on the experiences of people who stutter

Professor Yaruss asks for volunteers for a new research project from the Michigan State University Spartan Stuttering Lab that he and his doctoral candidate Seth Tichenor are conducting.

Information about the study, as well as a link to the consent form and the survey itself, can be found at: http://Surveys.StutteringCenter.Org.

The primary aim of the project is to learn more about the experiences of people who stutter. As you know, the vast majority of research on stuttering is based on listener observations and perceptions (including, for example, listener judgements of when stuttering has occurred, how fluent a person is, when someone is considered “recovered,” etc.). We hope to explore the validity of these judgements by gaining more information about what people who actually stutter think, feel, and experience about their stuttering.

...We hope to learn about the perspectives of a wide range of individuals who stutter around the world, including people who consider themselves to be recovered and people who have participated in variety of treatment approaches, including less traditional treatments. We are particularly interested in reaching people who are not presently involved in speech therapy or support, because their voices have been even more greatly underrepresented in the existing literature.