Is Anticipating Stuttering Ever Productive? (Ep. 621)

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Richard Arenas, Ph.D.

Richard Arenas joins Peter Reitzes for an unprecedented second consecutive week to discuss if anticipating stuttering can ever be productive, to answer questions submitted by listeners and researchers and to preview his upcoming speech at the National Stuttering Association’s 2017 Research Symposium.

Richard Arenas, Ph.D, is an Assistant Professor at the University of New Mexico. His research aims to understand the contextual variability of stuttering, specifically the biological mechanisms that underlie this variability. The goal is to translate research findings in to more effective treatments for stuttering. Dr. Arenas will be speaking this summer at the 2017 National Stuttering Association’s Research Symposium in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Arenas’ presentation will be based on his paper Conceptualizing and investigating the contextual variability of stuttering: The speech and monitoring interaction (SAMI) framework.

Related Episodes:

  • The Anticipation of Stuttering (Ep. 620) with Dr. Richard Arenas
  • Mindfulness in Stuttering Treatment (Ep. 321) with Dr. Michael Boyle

Related Research:

  • Responses of adults who stutter to the anticipation of stuttering (Jackson et. al).
  • Anticipation in stuttering: A theoretical model of the nature of stutter prediction (Garcia-Barrera & Davidow)
  • A preliminary study on the neural oscillatory characteristics of motor preparation prior to dysfluent and fluent utterances in adults who stutter (Mersov et. al)