FluencyBank: The Future of Research (Ep. 599)

stuttering, StutterTalk

Nan Bernstein Ratner, Ed.D., CCC-SLP, BCS-CLLD

Dr. Nan Bernstein Ratner joins Peter Reitzes to discuss FluencyBank, a shared repository for existing and future data relevant to fluency and stuttering research. This initiative will track fluency development in typical children, those who stutter, late-talking children and children raised bilingually. FluencyBank seeks to illuminate the various conditions that may impact fluency, such as language impairment, language competition, planning processes, linguistic structures, and conversational pressures.

Nan Bernstein Ratner, Ed.D., CCC-SLP, BCS-CLLD is Professor in the Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences, University of Maryland, College Park. She is a Fellow and Honors recipient of the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association (ASHA). Dr. Ratner is author of numerous articles and chapters addressing language acquisition and fluency and co-author, with Oliver Bloodstein, of A Handbook on Stuttering (6th edition) – one of the most respected and cited stuttering texts of our time. Dr. Ratner is a much called upon adviser to StutterTalk. Email Nan at nratner@umd.edu.