Stuttering in academia: Minimizing stereotype threat for college students who stutter
Jan 24, 2020
250 Hawkins Drive, Iowa City, IA 52242
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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