SNL U of M campus held an all-day retreat at the Pierpont Commons to discuss current and long-term research projects. The exciting and stimulating day was wrapped up in a more casual setting with great food in downtown Ann Arbor.
University of Michigan is hosting Giving Blue Day taking place on Tuesday, November 29th. Consider supporting the Matthew K. Smith Stuttering Research Fund. This is a funding drive to help support stuttering research at the University of Michigan. Donations will be matched up to $10k by our generous donor, Mr. Matt Smith.
Notice of Award received on a new NIH R21 award entitled: Imaging Genetics study of twins who stutter. This study seeks to investigate the extent of genetic versus environmental influences on brain differences found in children who stutter. Congratulations to Dr. Chang and the research team!
SNL presented more than 10 presentations at this year's ASHA (American Speech Language Hearing Association) Convention held in Philadelphia, PA. Some abstract titles below!
Chang, S-E (Invited Seminar). The role of genetics and neurobiology in the development of stuttering.
Garnett, E.O., Chow, H., & Chang, S-E. Differences in neuroanatomical development trajectories in children who do and do not stutter.
Ayres, K., Dilley, L., Wieland, E., Morrill, T., Arjmandi, M., Chang, S-E. Rhythm perception and temporal expectation in people who do and do not stutter.
Wieland, E., McAuley, D., Chow, H., Zhu, D., Chang, S-E. Rhythm perception and functional connectivity differences in adults who stutter. *ASHA Student Research Award
Daliri, A., Wieland, E., Cai, S., Guenther, F., Chang, S-E. Auditory-motor adaptation is reduced in adults who stutter but not in children who stutter.
Choo, A., Johnson, C., Jones, K., Macker, N., Chang, S-E. Very mild stuttering versus disfluent non-stuttering children: Diagnostic utility of the weighted stuttering-like disfluencies measure.
Chow, H., Choo, A., Garnett, E.O., & Chang, S-E. Brain morphology differences distinguish children with persistent stuttering from those who recovered.
Johnson, C., Chow, H., Garnett, E.O., & Chang, S-E. Can linguistic development trajectories differentiate between children who do and do not recover from stuttering?
Choo, A., Garnett, E. O., Chow, H., Chang, S-E. (2016). Modulating neural activity with non-invasive brain stimulation in adults who stutter.
SNL hosted the viewing of "The Way We Talk", a documentary on stuttering, at the Studio C theater in East Lansing, MI. Dr. Chang answered questions from the audience on a range of topics on stuttering following the viewing. Jeff Fett, stuttering support group leader in the Lansing chapter, and many of the MSU CSD faculty and students, and area clinicians attended.
Doctoral student Liz Wieland successfully completed and defended her comprehensive exams. Congrats Liz!
Chelsea Johnson, lab manager of SNL, attended the Van Riper Lectures held at the Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Dr. Chow, Research Investigator of SNL, received a Notice of award from the NIH on his new R21 grant, Neural markers of persistence and recovery from childhood stuttering: An fMRI study of continuous speech production. Congratulations to Dr. Chow and the lab for receiving funding for this exciting new study!