2954 How Stuttering Emerges from the Interfaces Between Linguistic and Motor Processing

Sunday, February 20, 2011: 11:00 AM
146A (Washington Convention Center )
Anne Smith , Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
The third speaker will demonstrate how diverse findings of speech-motor learning and control deficits in people who stutter can be integrated with a companion literature that proposes a more central deficit in speech-language processing. She will present recent findings showing that language planning in people who stutter uniquely destabilizes speech motor control, a finding made possible by viewing stuttering through an interdisciplinary lens. She will conclude with discussion of how our understanding of the nature and most efficient treatment of stuttering can be further advanced through integration of additional disciplinary approaches.
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