Sex-Specific Speech Motor Differences in Preschoolers Who Stutter (Ep. 571)

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Bridget Walsh, Ph.D. CCC-SLP

Dr. Bridget Walsh joins Peter Reitzes to discuss her study Speech motor planning and execution deficits in early childhood stuttering in the Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders.

As stated in the research, “This study is the first to demonstrate sex-specific differences in speech motor control processes between preschool boys and girls who are stuttering. The sex-specific lag in speech motor development in many boys who stutter likely has significant implications for the dramatically different recovery rates between male and female preschoolers who stutter.”

Bridget Walsh, Ph.D. CCC-SLP  is a Research Scientist and a speech-language pathologist in the Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences at Purdue University. For more information, visit the Purdue Stuttering Project.