Research & Publications

One of ISTAR's important mandates is to contribute to knowledge about stuttering, about how it can be effectively treated, and about how the gains made during therapy can best be maintained in the long run. We believe that research is fundamental to a vital and progressive clinical practice. Some of our areas of research have included:

  • a pioneering investigation of brain activity before and after therapy
  • studies of post-treatment maintenance
  • a study of the inter-clinic agreement in measures commonly used in the assessment of stuttering
  • investigations of the outcomes of intensive therapy 1 and 2 years after treatment
  • development of a scale to measure peer attitudes toward stuttering
  • a study of the speech naturalness of clients who have completed therapy
  • an investigation of teasing and bullying among children who stutter
  • with colleagues in Holland, an investigation of the relationship between pre treatment profile and treatment outcome.

Projects in progress include:

  • an evaluation of the long-term outcomes of the Comprehensive Stuttering Program conducted in the Netherlands
  • an investigation of the effectiveness of an anti-bullying program
  • an evaluation of the effectiveness of stuttering treatment via telehealth
  • studies of the effectiveness of video self-modeling in promoting fluency maintenance.

Publications List

Our publications list can be found here.