October 10, 2020

Cara Singer, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Assistant Professor at Grand Valley State University, joins Sara MacIntyre, M.A., CCC-SLP to discuss findings from her recently published study, "Clinical Characteristics Associated With Stuttering Persistence: A Meta-Analysis." [Linked below] Cara shares how she first became interested in this area of research, the process of conducting a meta-analysis study, her findings, drawbacks/ limitations, and possible directions she hopes to take this research in the future. Cara walks us through updates to the well-known and utilized  "Risk Factors Chart," available on the Stuttering Foundation's website based on her study findings.

Link to Article in Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research

Cara M. Singer Ph.D., CCC-SLP, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communications Sciences and Disorders at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, MI. She conducts research related to evaluation and treatment practices for children who stutter and attitudes towards stuttering. Additionally, she teaches and supervises speech-language pathology undergraduate and graduate students in clinical and research settings.