Regional brain activity change predicts responsiveness to treatment for stuttering in adults

This study investigated whether brain activity could predict progress during stuttering treatment for 21 dextral adults who stutter (AWS). At the end of the initial treatment phase decreased activation within a single region, L. putamen was highly predictive of successful treatment progress.

Ingham, Roger J., Want, Yuedong, Ingham, Janis C., Bothe, Anne K., and Grafton, Scott T. (2013). Regional brain activity change predicts responsiveness to treatment for stuttering in adults. Brain and language http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bandl.2013.10.007

About rickyWburk

Ricky W. Burk, CCC-SLP, BCS-F, is a speech-language pathologist who provides in-home therapy for adolescents and adults residing in Tennessee and Mississippi who stutter. His career includes PreK, elementary, middle, and high school practice, undergraduate & graduate faculty appointments, skilled nursing, national & international consultation, private practice, and national & international speaking presentations. He holds the American Speech-Language Hearing Association Certificate of Clinical Competence, and he is a Board Certified Specialist in Fluency Disorders. He is the ASHA Continuing Education Administrator for the National Association for Speech Fluency.
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