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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. He is the ASHA Continuing Education Administrator for the National Association for Speech Fluency.

Use of a phoneme monitoring task to examine lexical access in adults who do and do not stutter

Previous work has postulated that a deficit in lexicalization may be an underlying cause of a stuttering disorder (Prins, Main, & Wampler, 1997; Wingate, 1988). This study investigates the time course of lexicalization of nouns and verbs in adults who … Continue reading

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Speaker and Observer Perceptions of Physical Tension during Stuttering

Speech-language pathologists routinely assess physical tension during evaluation of those who stutter. If speakers experience tension that is not visible to clinicians, then judgments of severity may be inaccurate. This study addressed this potential discrepancy by comparing judgments of tension … Continue reading

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Public awareness and knowledge of stuttering in Japan

The purpose of this study was to determine laypeople’s knowledge and awareness of stuttering in Japan. Although around half of the respondents had heard or met a stutterer, they tended to misunderstand the stuttering; e.g., respondents estimated the prevalence of … Continue reading

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Sympathetic arousal as a marker of chronicity in childhood stuttering

This study investigated whether sympathetic activity during a stressful speaking task was an early marker for stuttering chronicity. Findings indicated that at the initial time point, children with persisting stuttering exhibited higher sympathetic arousal during the stressful speaking task than … Continue reading

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Losing What We Really Take for Granted – Language

After realizing how much I struggled, I decided I wanted to help people who had gone through situations like mine. Now I am at Governors State University, studying to be a speech pathologist or an interpreter for the deaf. My … Continue reading

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What happens during stuttering-like disfluencies – An EMA study

The aim of this study is to provide a description of articulatory behaviour during SLDs. More precisely, our objective is to analyse articulatory movements that occur during SLDs and propose a classification based on supraglottic articulatory gestures. Our hypothesis is … Continue reading

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Exogenously triggered response inhibition in developmental stuttering

The purpose of the present study was to examine relations between children’s exogenously triggered response inhibition and stuttering. Results suggest that CWS, compared to CWNS, perform comparable to CWNS in a task where response control is externally triggered. Our findings … Continue reading

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