Research Participant Opportunities

Do you wonder if your child shows just normal disfluencies or beginning stuttering? 

Are you and your child interested in participating in research for children with communication disorders?

Then, please consider participating in our study!

We are interested in how children's language abilities and emotional processes influence stuttering and other disfluencies.

  1. Research project: Awareness and evaluation of stuttering in children who do and do not stutter

    Our lab recruits participants between the ages 3-7 years:  Children who stutter or at risk of stuttering.

    Our testing takes about 1.5-2 hours.

    During the visit to our lab, your child will receive a language test, a phonological awareness assessment and engage in a conversation with an examiner. Next, your child will view a video featuring two puppets: one puppet would speak fluently and the other puppet would stutter. After each pair, the child will be asked questions. Parents will fill out questionnaires and meet with a certified Speech-Language Pathologist to talk about your child’s speech and language development.


    • $ 30 for participation
    • Children will be given a small toy after each visit.
    • A summary report of the speech-language evaluation will be provided upon request.
    • Speech-language consultation and referral if needed

  2. Research project: Parents' attitudes toward their child's speech

    Our lab recruits parents of children ages 3 to 12 who do or do not stutter.

    Parents  will complete an online survey about their attitude toward their child's speech. 

If you are interested in participating in a future research project, please contact the laboratory at 

Thank you!

We look forward to hearing from you!