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Stuttering in academia: Minimizing stereotype threat for college students who stutter

Jan 24, 2020

12:00 PM

Wendell Johnson Speech and Hearing Center, 308

250 Hawkins Drive, Iowa City, IA 52242

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Presenter: Danielle Werle, MA, CCC-SLP, The University of Texas at Austin Michael and Tami Lang Stuttering Institute 

This talk will outline three distinct experiments aimed at understanding the specific behaviors that contribute to and those that may mitigate the negative stuttering stereotype faced by college students who stutter. These experiments will establish differences in how students who stutter experience, are perceived in, and are evaluated in higher education compared to students who do not stutter. Additionally, this project investigates two treatment strategies designed to mitigate negative reactions in listeners so that speech-language pathologists, people who stutter, and professors may support the success of students who stutter in an environment critical for academic and vocational success. 

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