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Journalist Madeline Wahl writes about stuttering
Monday, 18 November 2013 02:53

madeline wahlJournalist and Social Media analyst Madeline Wahl wrote an article for the Huffington Post about being a person who stutters. Madeline has worked as a writer and social media coordinator for a number of companies, currently the forementioned Huffington Post. She is also working on a novel. Read her article about stuttering here.

Katherine Preston and love at first sight
Written by Lisa Wilder   
Saturday, 16 November 2013 19:59

The Daily Mail features an article about Katherine Preston, author, business woman and person who stutters, and how she found love with a man who also stutters. Read it here.

Brain development in children who stutter
Wednesday, 23 October 2013 16:39

A new study by a University of Alberta researcher shows that children who stutter have less grey matter in key regions of the brain responsible for speech production than children who do not stutter. See more at University of Alberta news.

BealThe primary researcher is Deryk Beal, ISTAR’s executive director. Previous research has used MRI scans to look at structural differences between the brains of adults who stutter and those who do not. The problem with that approach is the scans come years after the onset of stuttering, typically between the ages of two and five years, Beal said. “You can never be quite sure whether the differences in brain structure or function you’re looking at were the result of a lifetime of coping with a speech disorder or whether those brain differences were there from the beginning,” explained Beal, a speech-language pathologist.

brainResults showed that the inferior frontal gyrus region of the brain develops abnormally in children who stutter. This is important because that part of the brain (also known as Broca's Brain region) is thought to control articulatory coding—taking information our brain understands about language and sounds and coding it into speech movements.


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