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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.

How to Turn Around Your Negative Thinking

This article highlights Negative thinking problems, negative thinking habit, and changing the way you think. The Cleveland Clinic. (2019) How to Turn Around Your Negative Thinking. Health Essentials

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Sensitivity of methods for analyzing continuous outcome from stratified cluster randomized trials – An empirical comparison study

The assessment of the sensitivity of statistical methods has received little attention in cluster randomized trials (CRTs), especially for stratified CRT when the outcome of interest is continuous. We empirically examined the sensitivity of five methods for analyzing the continuous … Continue reading

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Developing targeted training strategies for exposure therapy

Anxiety disorders are among the most common early mental health problems. If left untreated, anxiety disorders in childhood tend to follow an unremitting pattern that can lead to a number of developmental consequences. There are several treatment options for children … Continue reading

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Clients’ Experiences of Telepractice for Stuttering

The purpose of this study was to understand the experiences and perspectives of clients who stutter who are receiving telepractice treatment. Four major themes emerged from participant interviews: (a) treatment delivery preference, (b) advantages and disadvantages of telepractice, (c) comfort … Continue reading

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Adults who stutter and metronome synchronization: evidence for a nonspeech timing deficit

Speech timing deficits have been proposed as a causal factor in the disorder of stuttering. The question of whether individuals who stutter have deficits in nonspeech timing is one that has been revisited often, with conflicting results. Here, we uncover … Continue reading

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Newly Recognized Stuttering in Three Young Children Following the Hojedk Earthquake in Iran

Natural disasters, particularly earthquakes, in addition to physical complications, have always had psychological consequences for those affected by them. Stuttering is one of the psychological consequences of shocking events. After a 6.6 magnitude earthquake in Hojedk, Kerman, Iran, two 5-year-old … Continue reading

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Affective Styles in Panic Disorder and Specific Phobia: Changes through Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Prediction of Remission

Affective styles appear to be relevant to the development of psychopathology, especially anxiety disorders. The aim of the current study was to investigate changes in affective styles in patients with panic disorder and specific phobia, as a result of undergoing … Continue reading

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