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NSA Open House

On March 7th, 2018 our stuttering lab hosted an NSA Open House for the Baton Rouge community. We had a great turnout and wanted to thank everyone who came either to listen to, learn about, or support those who stutter within our community. We also wanted to thank those who shared their own personal experiences. It truly was inspiring to learn more about the lives of those who stutter within our community. We hope to see you all again at our next open house!

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Thesis Defense – Hailey Guillot

Congrats to Hailey Guillot for successfully defending her master’s thesis “Medication Use in Adults Who Stutter” under the direction of Dr. Coalson! Her abstract can be found below.

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Medication Use In Adults Who Stutter – Hailey Guillot
Previous studies have associated stuttering with increased levels of self-stigma. Prior research has shown that high levels of self-stigma may relate to increased medication usage. Therefore, in the present study, the authors sought to determine an association between levels of self-stigma and medication usage among adults who stutter. Results suggest that although there is not a significant difference for lifetime medication use between AWS versus AWNS, the self-imposed stigma by AWS could predict the likelihood of medication use.  Findings provide insight into additional pharmacological factors to consider during clinical intervention, and highlight the importance of stigmatized beliefs when addressing the needs of a client who stutters.

The Way We Talk

A sincere thank you for all those who attended and helped to promote Wednesday night’s screening of The Way We Talk.  It was an overwhelming success – 102 in attendance, and the coordinator at the Manship said it was one of the largest turn-outs he has seen for a one-night showing of an independent film.  The movie was inspiring and insightful, plus there was a great opportunity to meet the director: Michael Turner! Anyone who is interested or curious about stuttering should watch it, especially if they do stutter.

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You can go to the page here to watch the trailer, and there are options available to rent/buy the movie online if you weren’t able to come to the showing!

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