Calling all people who stutter, children who stutter, and children who have recovered from stuttering! My name is Tiffani Kittilstved, I am a person who stutters and a PhD student researching stuttering at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN.
For one of my PhD projects, I am recruiting local adults and children who stutter as well as children who have recovered from stuttering. Our general age group for kids is 7-12 but we are somewhat flexible in those ages (younger and older may be accepted, decisions will be made case by case). The purpose of my research is to better understand speech processes and how they are affected by stuttering. We use EEG technology, it is non-invasive and completely safe. The experiment involves sitting in a sound proof booth for about 1 hour and listening to tones/speech and discriminating whether the speech/tones that you heard are the same or different. It is a very simple task. The participant will be hooked up to an EEG machine via a cap that has electrodes built into it. This will record brain activation/deactivation in specific regions and allow us to understand what happens in the brains of children who stutter during speech perception tasks and how that differs from children who have recovered from stuttering.
Participating in this research project will involve compensation and only cost you a couple hours of your time. So if you, or someone you know stutters (an adult or child) or has recovered from stuttering (child) and is in/will be in the Knoxville, TN area, for at least 2 hours, please contact me! My contact info is firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!!!!
Best, Tiffani Kittilstved