We are proud to announce that our lab team member, Lilly Dang, received the First Place Presentation in Humanities and Social Sciences at the LSU Undergraduate Research Conference for her poster presentation. Excellent work, Lilly!
Congratulations to George Springer, World Series MVP, 2017! You truly are an inspiration to all of those who stutter! Finding comfort on the baseball field, experiencing many challenges throughout your journey, and overcoming those challenges, you have become a role model to so many both on the field and off the field!
Click on the link below to read James Hayden’s (an active member in the Baton Rouge chapter of NSA and Louisiana local) honest and well-written letter.
Amanda Kuylen, a graduate student at LSU, states the importance of new research concerning stuttering in the following video.
Click the links below to read them!
Click on the link below to watch a Ted Talk about a man’s experience with stuttering.
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.
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.
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!
Below is a video from a poet who stutters. Watch as she describes stuttering not as something to hide, but as the most honest part of her and how she knows that she is being heard.
“The struggle for every syllable is a reminder that I have not always had this voice.” – Erin Schick
Cluttering is a fluency disorder similar to stuttering, and individuals who clutter are often misdiagnosed as people who stutter.
Common characteristics of a person who clutters are: irregular rate, unawareness of disfluencies, more typical disfluencies, collapsing or deleting syllables, articulation and pragmatic problems, and abnormal stress, pauses, and rhythm.
See below for a brochure which further differentiates between these two fluency disorders.