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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.

Complexity-Based Analysis of the Difference Between Normal Subjects and Subjects with Stuttering in Speech Evoked Auditory Brainstem Response

Deficits in auditory processing are an assumed underlying mechanism in stuttering. Previous studies have demonstrated that speech evoked auditory brainstem response (s-ABR) is a reliable method to evaluate brainstem timing in clinical populations with persistent developmental stuttering (PDS). The examination … Continue reading

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Complexity-Based Analysis of the Difference Between Normal Subjects and Subjects with Stuttering in Speech Evoked Auditory Brainstem Response

Deficits in auditory processing are an assumed underlying mechanism in stuttering. Previous studies have demonstrated that speech evoked auditory brainstem response (s-ABR) is a reliable method to evaluate brainstem timing in clinical populations with persistent developmental stuttering (PDS). The examination … Continue reading

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Rhythmic speech and stuttering reduction in a syllable-timed language

Speaking rhythmically, also known as syllable-timed speech (STS), has been known for centuries to be a fluency-inducing condition for people who stutter. Cantonese is a tonal syllable-timed language and it has been shown that, of all languages, Cantonese is the … Continue reading

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Socratic Dialogue and Guided Discovery in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy – A Modified Delphi Panel

Published guides for the practice of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) include a range of recommendations for the use of Socratic dialogue (or Socratic questioning) and guided discovery. While it is accepted that a specific dialogue process can be useful to … Continue reading

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Acquired Stuttering in Veterans of the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan: The Role of Traumatic Brain Injury, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Medications

The primary aim in this study was to determine the association between acquired stuttering (AS), traumatic brain injury (TBI), and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in a cohort of 309,675 U.S. Iraq and Afghanistan veterans. The secondary aim was to determine … Continue reading

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Acquired Stuttering in Veterans of the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan: The Role of Traumatic Brain Injury, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Medications

The primary aim in this study was to determine the association between acquired stuttering (AS), traumatic brain injury (TBI), and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in a cohort of 309,675 U.S. Iraq and Afghanistan veterans. The secondary aim was to determine … Continue reading

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11 June, 2018 10:05

[A Persian-version of the stuttering severity instrument-version four (SSI-4)] The fourth version of the Stuttering Severity Instrument (SSI-4) has been available since 2009. It has some modifications and new features which make it more appropriate at least for clinical practice, … Continue reading

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