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Children and stuttering: why do some recover?

Two Purdue University professors have received a $3 million grant to study why some children grow out of stuttering. The funding from the National Institutes of Health will support research designed to help identify children who are less likely to recover and require immediate therapy.

Leading the research are Anne Smith and Christine Weber-Fox, Professors of speech, language and hearing sciences at the Purdue Stuttering Project in Indiana. They will follow 100 children who stutter, first seen at ages 4-5, over five years. They hope to develop tests to put in the clinical battery to detect a high risk for chronic stuttering in preschoolers. Read more here.

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