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Stuttering: Our Current Knowledge, Research Opportunities, and Ways to Address Critical Gaps - Agenda

June 28-29, 2023
Virtual Workshop


June 28, 2023

12:00 p.m. Shekim: Conference charge
12:30 p.m. Biological bases of stuttering
12:30 p.m. Below: What we know about the genetics of stuttering
12:45 p.m. SheikhBahaei: What animal models can tell us about stuttering
1:00 p.m. Chow: Functional imaging in people who stutter
1:15 p.m. Watkins: Brain modulation and stuttering
1:30 p.m. Discussion
1:45 p.m. BREAK
2:00 p.m. Markers of persistence and recovery
2:00 p.m. Walsh: Behavioral indices of stuttering persistence
2:15 p.m. Chang: Neuroanatomical indices of stuttering persistence
2:30 p.m. Discussion
2:45 p.m. BREAK
3:00 p.m. Speech/motor control and stuttering
3:00 p.m. Max: Auditory-motor learning in stuttering
3:15 p.m. Guenther: Computational models of stuttering
3:30 p.m. Discussion
3:45 p.m. BREAK
4:00 p.m. Cognitive and social factors
4:00 p.m. Hampton Wray: Executive function in people who stutter
4:15 p.m. Jackson: Social and cognitive features of stuttering
4:30 p.m. Discussion
4:45 p.m. End of day 1 discussion


 June 29, 2023

12:00 p.m. Shekim: Overview of day 2 activities
12:30 p.m. Treatment
12:30 p.m. Neef: Brain changes associated with stuttering therapy
12:45 p.m. Tichenor: Impacts of stuttering: Relevance to therapy goals and approaches
1:00 p.m. Yaruss: Defining aims for stuttering intervention
1:15 p.m. Bernstein Ratner: Issues in treating stuttering in young children
1:30 p.m. Discussion
2:00 p.m. BREAK
2:15 p.m. Shekim: Reflections on the past 20+ years; gaps and needs; discussion
2:45 p.m. Instructions for breakout groups
3:00 p.m. Breakouts: 3 prompts
3:45 p.m. BREAK
4:00 p.m. Group reports
4:30 p.m. Group discussion, adjournment
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