Behavioral and multimodal neuroimaging evidence for a deficit in brain timing networks in stuttering – a hypothesis and theory

The authors provide a theoretical framework for viewing stuttering as a disorder of timing. Evidence is reviewed from neuroimaging and brain stimulation experiments that show a great degree of overlap between the structures engaged in the internal timing of movements and the regions thought to be causally involved in stuttering. The authors provide evidence of overlap between the neural structures engaged in the external timing of movement and link them with compensatory activity in people who stutter. Significant gaps in literature are highlighted.

Etchell, Andrew C., Johnson, Blake W., and Sowman, Paul F. (2014). Behavioral and multimodal neuroimaging evidence for a deficit in brain timing networks in stuttering – a hypothesis and theory. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 8, 1-10/

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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