Stuttering Research and a Fragile Speech-Motor System (Ep. 525)

stuttering, StutterTalk

Evan Usler

Evan Usler joins Reuben Schuff at the 32nd annual conference of the National Stuttering Association in Baltimore, Maryland. They discuss research coming from the Purdue Stuttering Project and much more.

Evan Usler is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Speech, Language, & Hearing Sciences at Purdue University. He has degrees in Public Administration and Information Studies from the University of Rhode Island and is interested in the neural subsystems of speech and language, how these systems develop, and how they interact with cognitive and emotional processes. He is a research assistant with the Purdue Stuttering Project, which is co-directed by Drs. Anne Smith and Christine Weber.

Reuben Schuff is a guest, author and roving host for StutterTalk. By profession and passion he is an aerospace engineer, and also, a traveler, a juggler, a Toastmaster, and a person who stutters. He is a workshop presenter for the National Stuttering Association (NSA) annual conference and is the co-founder of the Raleigh Teens Who Stutter (TWST) chapter of the NSA. Reuben also facilitates and presents with FRIENDS (the National Organization for Young People who Stutter). Reuben is author of Fluency: My Untrustworthy Friend in the StutterTalk book: Stuttering: Inspiring Stories and Professional Wisdom