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Current Work

A. Attitudes Research

Some of the research team’s recent work has focused on social-emotional components of stuttering in a broad societal context, examining attitudes toward stuttering. The team is currently in the process of developing a new study, so stay tuned for more information.


Publications

The following recent publications are a great place to start for anyone wanting to know more about the Developmental Stuttering Project’s recent projects and for an idea of where we are likely to be heading.

2018

Walden, T. A., & Lesner, T. A. (2018). Examining implicit and explicit attitudes toward stuttering. Journal of Fluency Disorders57, 22-36.

Erdemir, A., Walden, T. A., Choi, D., Jefferson, C. M., & Jones, R. M.(2018).  The effect of emotion on articulation rate in persistence and recovery of childhood stuttering.  Journal of Fluency Disorders, 56, 1-17.  PMID: 29443691

Choi., D., Conture, E. G., Tumanova, V., Clark, C. E., Walden, T. A., & Jones, R. M. (2018). Young children’s family history of stuttering and their articulation, language and attentional abilities: Preliminary study.  Journal of Communication Disorders, 71, 22-36. PMID: 29223492.

Tumanova, V., Choi, D., Conture, E. G., & Walden, T. A. (2018). Expressed parental concern regarding childhood stuttering and the Test of Childhood Stuttering. Journal of Communication Disorders, 72, 89-96.  PMID: 29397944.

Zengin-Bolatkale, H., Conture, E. G., Key, A. F., Walden, T. A., & Jones, R. M. (2018).  Cortical associates of emotional reactivity and regulation in childhood stuttering.  Journal of Fluency Disorders, 56, 81-99, PMID: 29723729.

Zengin-Bolatkale, H., Conture, E. G., Walden, T. A., & Jones, R. M. (2018). Sympathetic arousal as a marker of chronicity in childhood stuttering. Developmental Neuropsychology43(2), 135–151. PMID: 29412003, PMCID: PMC5826607.

2017

Jones, R., Walden, T., Conture, E., Erdemir, A., Lambert, W., & Porges, S. (2017). Executive functions impact the relation between respiratory sinus arrhythmia and frequency of stuttering in young children who do and do not stutter.  Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 60, 2133-2150. PMID: 28763803.

2016

Choi, D., Conture, E., Walden, T., Jones, R., & Kim, H. (in press).  Emotional diathesis, emotional stress and childhood stuttering.  Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research. PMID: 27327187, PMCID: PMC5280059

Buhr, A., Jones, R., Conture, E., & Kelly, E., (2016).  The function of repeating: The relation between word class and repetition type in developmental stuttering.  International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 51 (2), 128-136 PMID: 26205205, PMCID: PMC4724559.

Groner, S. T., Walden, T. A., & Jones, R. M. (2016).  Factors associated with negative attitudes toward speaking in preschool-age children who do and do not stutter.  Contemporary Issues in Communication Sciences and Disorders, 43, 255-267.  PMID: 28989274, PMCID: PMC5627653.

2015

Zengin-Bolatkale, H., Conture, E. G., & Walden, T. A. (2015). Sympathetic Arousal of Young Children Who Stutter During a Stressful Picture Naming Task. Journal of Fluency Disorders, 46, 24-40. PMID: 26296616, PMCID: PMC4877440.

Clark, C. E., Conture, E. G., Walden, T. A., & Lambert, E. W. (2015). Speech-language dissociations, distractibility, and childhood stuttering. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology,24(3), 480-503. PMID: 26126203,PMCID: PMC4657527.

2014

Jones, R. M., Buhr, A. P., Conture, E. G., Tumanova, V., Walden, T. A., & Porges, S. W. (2014). Autonomic nervous system activity of preschool-age children who stutter.  Journal of Fluency Disorders, 41, 12-31, PMID: 25087166, PMCID: PMC4150817.

Jones, R., Choi, D., Conture, E., & Walden, T. (2014). Temperament, Emotion, and Childhood Stuttering. Seminars in Speech and Language35(2), 114–131. PMID: 24782274, PMCID: PMC4317269.

Jones, R. M., Conture, E. G., & Walden, T. A. (2014). Emotional reactivity and regulation associated with fluent and stuttered utterances of preschool-age children who do and do not stutter. Journal of Communication Disorders48, 38–51.PMCID: PMC4031757.

Millager, R. A., Conture, E. G., Walden, T. A., & Kelly, E. M. (2014). Expressive language intratest scatter of preschool-age children who stutter. Contemporary Issues in Communication Sciences and Disorders41, 110–119. PMID: 25520550, PMCID: PMC4266111.

Tumanova, V., Conture, E. G., Lambert, E. W., & Walden, T. A. (2014). Speech disfluencies of preschool-age children who do and do not stutter. Journal of Communication Disorders49, 25–41. PMID:24503151, PMCID: PMC4048759.

2013

Choi, D., Conture, E. G., Walden, T. A., Lambert, W. E., & Tumanova, V. (2013). Behavioral inhibition and childhood stuttering. Journal of Fluency Disorders, 38(2), 171–183.  PMCID:PMC3686543.

Clark, C. E., Conture, E. G., Walden, T. A., & Lambert, W. E. (2013). Speech sound articulation abilities of preschool-age children who stutter. Journal of Fluency Disorders, 38, 325–341. PMCID: PMC3868004

Conture, E. G., Kelly, E. M., & Walden, T. A. (2013). Temperament, speech and language: An overview. Journal of Communication Disorders, 46(2), 125–142.  PMCID:PMC3630249.

Ntourou, K., Conture, E. G., & Walden, T. A. (2013). Emotional reactivity and regulation in preschool-age children who stutter. Journal of Fluency Disorders, 38(3), 260–274. PMCID:PMC3834351.

Richels, C. G., Johnson, K. N., Walden, T. A., & Conture, E. G. (2013). Socioeconomic status, parental education, vocabulary and language skills of children who stutter. Journal of Communication Disorders, 46(4), 361–374. PMCID:PMC3880199.

2012

Clark, C., Conture, E., Frankel, C., & Walden, T. (2012). Communicative and psychological dimensions of the KiddyCAT. Journal of Communicative Disorders, 45, 223-34. PMCID:PMC3334450

Conture, E. G., & Walden, T. A. (2012). Dual diathesis-stressor model of stuttering. In Bellakova, L., & Filatova, Y. (Eds.) Theoretical Issues of Fluency Disorders (pp. 94-127). Moscow: National Book Centre.

Johnson, K. N., Conture, E., & Walden, T. (2012). Efficacy of attention regulation in preschool-age children who stutter: A preliminary investigation. Journal of Communication Disorders, 45, 263-278. PMCID:PMC3695708.

Walden, T. A., Frankel, C. B., Buhr, A P., Johnson, K. N., Conture, E. G., & Karrass, J. M. (2012). Dual diathesis-stressor model of emotional and linguistic contributions to developmental stuttering. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 45, 223-234. PMCID:PMC3740566.

2011

Arnold, H. S., Conture, E. G., Key, A. P., & Walden, T. (2011). Emotional reactivity, regulation and childhood stuttering: A behavioral and electrophysiological study. Journal of Communication Disorders, 44, 276-293. PMCID:PMC3095767.

Ntourou, K., Conture, E. G., & Lipsey, M. W. (2011). Language abilities of children who stutter: A meta-analytical review. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 20, 163-179. PMCID:PMC3738062.

2010

Arnold, H., Conture, E. Key, A. & Walden, T. (2010). Emotional reactivity, regulation and childhood stuttering: A behavioral, electrophysiological study. Journal of Communication Disorders, 44, 276-293. PMID:3095767.

Johnson, K. N., Walden, T. A., Conture, E. G., & Karrass, J. (2010). Spontaneous regulation of emotions in preschool children who stutter: Preliminary findings. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 53, 1478-1495. PMCID:PMC3800203.

Richels, C., Buhr, A., Conture, E., & Ntourou, K. (2010). Utterance complexity and stuttering on function words in preschool-age children who stutter. Journal of Fluency Disorders, 35, 314-331. PMID:20831974

Richels, C. & Conture, E. (2010). Diagnostic data as predictor of treatment outcome with young children who stutter. In B. Guitar and R. McCauley (Eds.) Treatment of Stuttering: Conventional and Controversial Interventions (pp 18-55). Baltimore, MD: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

2009

Coulter, C., Anderson, J., & Conture, E. (2009). Childhood stuttering and dissociations across linguistic domains: A replication and extension. Journal of Fluency Disorders, 34, 257-278. PMCID:PMC2818587.

Johnson, K., Karrass, J., Conture, E., & Walden, T. (2009). Influence of stuttering variation on talker group classification in preschool children: preliminary findings. Journal of Communication Disorders, 42, 195-210. PMCID:PMC2837553.

2007

Byrd, C., Conture, E., & Ohde, R. (2007). Phonological priming in young children who stutter: Holistic versus incremental processing. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 16, 43-53. PMID:17329674.

Conture, E. & Curlee, R. (Eds.) (2007). Stuttering and Other Fluency Disorders (3rd Ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Thieme Medical.

Richels, C. & Conture, E. (2007). Early Intervention for Stuttering: An indirect method. In E. Conture. & R. Curlee (Eds.) Stuttering and Other Fluency Disorders (3rd Ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Thieme Medical.

Schwenk, K., Conture, E., & Walden, T. (2007). Reaction to background stimulation of preschool children who do and do not stutter. Journal of Communication Disorders, 40 (2), 129-141. PMCID:PMC4123446.

2006

Bush, A. (2006). Effects of childhood stuttering on attention regulation in emotionally arousing situations. Vanderbilt Undergraduate Research Journal, 2 (1), 1-14. http://ejournals.library.vanderbilt.edu/vurj/viewarticle.php?id=43&layout=abstract.

Conture, E., Walden, T., Arnold, H., Graham, C., Hartfield, K., & Karrass, J. (2006). A communication-emotional model of stuttering. In N. Bernstein Ratner & J. Tetnowski (Eds.) Current Issues in Stuttering Research and Practice (pp. 17-46). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

Hartfield, K. & Conture, E. (2006). Effects of conceptual and perceptual aspects of lexical priming on picture-naming of children who stutter: A preliminary study. Journal of Fluency Disorders, 31, 303-324. PMCID:PMC1831874.

Karrass, J., Walden, T., Conture, E., Graham, C., Arnold, H., Hartfield, K., & Schwenk, K. (2006). Relation of emotional reactivity and regulation to childhood stuttering. Journal of Communication Disorders, 39, 402-423. PMCID:PMC1630450.

2005

Anderson, J., Pellowski, M. & Conture, E. (2005). Linguistic variables in childhood stuttering: Speech-language dissociations. Journal of Fluency Disorders, 30, 219-253. PMID: 16045977.

Arnold, H., Conture, E., & Ohde, R. (2005). Influence of phonological density on picture naming responses of young children who stutter. Journal of Fluency Disorders, 30, 125-148. PMID:15949541.

Melnick, K., Conture, E., & Ohde, R. (2005). Phonological encoding in young children who stutter. In R. J. Hartsuiker, Y. Bastiaanse, A. Postma, & F. Wijnen (Eds.) Phonological encoding and monitoring in normal and pathological speech (pp.102-118). East Sussex, England: Psychology Press, Ltd.

Pellowski, M. & Conture, E. (2005). Lexical priming in picture naming of young children who stutter. Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research, 48, 278-294. PMID: 15989392.

2004

Anderson, J. & Conture, E. (2004). Sentence-structure priming of young children who stutter. Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research, 47, 552-571. PMID: 15212568.

Conture, E. & Zackheim, C. (2004). Stuttering: The long and winding road from the womb to the tomb. In K. Baker & D. Rowley (Eds.) Proceedings of the Sixth Oxford Dysfluency Conference (pp. 7-42). Leicester, UK: KLB Publications.

Conture, E., Zackheim, C., Anderson, J., Pellowski, M., & Ohde, R. (2004). Childhood stuttering: Many’s a slip ‘twixt intention and lip. In B. Maassen, P. vanLieshout, W. Hulstijn & H. Peters (Eds.) Speech Motor Control in (Ab)Normal Speech and Language Production (pp 253-282). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

2003

Anderson, J., Pellowski, M., Conture, E., & Kelly, M. (2003). Temperamental characteristics of young children who stutter. Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research, 46, 1221-1233. PMCID:PMC1458369.

Camarata, S. & Conture, E. (2003). Disorders of speech and language development. In M. Wolraich (Ed.) Disorders of Development and Learning 3rd Ed. (pp. 175-194). Hamilton, Ontario: B.C. Decker, Inc.

Melnick, K., Conture, E., & Ohde, R. (2003). Phonological priming in picture-naming of young children who stutter. Journal of Speech Language Hearing Research, 46, 1428-1443. PMID:14700366.

Zackheim, C. & Conture, E. (2003). Childhood stuttering and speech disfluencies in relation to children’s mean length of utterance. Journal of Fluency Disorders, 28, 115-142. PMID:1280974.

2002

Chang, S., Ohde, R & Conture, E. (2002). Coarticulation and formant transition rate in young children who stutter. Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research, 45, 676-688. PMID:12199398.

Pellowski, M. & Conture, E. (2002). Characteristics of stuttering in three- and four-year old children. Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research, 45, 20-34. PMID:14748636.