August 30, 2018

Children who do or do not stutter needed for research study

Children 3 to 6 years old who do or do not stutter are needed for a research study titled "Psychophysiology of childhood stuttering: Cognitive-emotional mechanisms.” This research is targeted to help researchers learn how cognition, emotion and language play a role in childhood stuttering.

Participation in this study involves two visits to the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center that take about two hours per visit. The center has flexible scheduling to accommodate your availability.

During the 1st visit:

  • •  Researchers will complete speech, language and hearing tests presented in a fun, game-like way.

  • •  Parents will answer questions about their child

    During the 2nd visit:

  • •  Researchers will complete a cognitive assessment.

  • •·  Children will play “computer games” while wearing a soft “hair net” with

    sponges (to record brain activity) and “stickers” with sensors (to measure heart rate and sweat).


  • •  Researchers will share the results of the speech-language and hearing tests with you and provide consultation and service referrals.

  • •  Participants will be compensated with a $40 check per visit ($80 total) mailed to their address.

    If you are interested or would like more information regarding the study, please contact 615-936-5126 or