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3 Sep 2009, 1:36pm
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The prodigal stutterer returns…

There’s been some interesting research of late, one of which I am quite excited about.  How the brain repairs stuttering seems to be written by people who truly get stuttering.  First off, they’ve defined stuttering as a neurodevelopmental disorder, which is a breath of fresh air.  They’re treating the pathology like a science..  Anyway–what I get from this article is that they seem to suggest that persistent stuttering is a double neural fault.  (1) There’s a fault in the (left) hemisphere; the (2) Right hemisphere tries to pick up the slack, but there may be a (3) fault in the corresponding area in the right hemisphere, so bodily attempts at self correction don’t work efficiently, and thus we stutter.  I’ve got the article on ILL, so I’m eagerly awaiting it’s arrival  to see if this hunch regarding their perspective is correct :)  Cheers all; hope to post more often :)

Update: A reader sent me the article…so my GA better get in gear.  (Yes, I am getting lazy).  Did a quick scan of my article, and it looks like my drive-by interpretation (above) was wrong.  Will read it more thoroughly later for a better review and reduction of the data :)

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Hm, I’m intrigued… This sounds interesting! :)

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Greg @ Stuttering.me Reply:

It’s rare when research actually excites me… but this article does. The pendulum is definitely swinging towards the medical model for stuttering research and treatment. (I’m glad people are finally catching up…) :)

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Yay! He’s back. Article looks really interesting and promising.

I have a trusted friend that is doing lit review and research on neuroscience, stuttering and counseling. I will pass this along to him!

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Greg @ Stuttering.me Reply:

Yeah, it’s a shame that much of the exciting stuttering research is happening *outside* of the US!

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Greg,
Is there anyway to view the whole article? Sounds VERY interesting.

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Greg @ Stuttering.me Reply:

Uhm–sure. Send me an email @ work and I’ll shoot it over to you :)

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12 Sep 2009, 7:13pm
by Bethany


Hey Greg!

Are you going to post your classes again? I thought those were pretty interesting and informative:)

Bethany ;p

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Ok, its been a month again. I want some content!

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5 Oct 2009, 11:04am
by Bethany Laranjo


I’m with Pam! I want some new stuff too. :)

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