It’s International Stammering Awareness Day (ISAD) - hooray! The INSTEP trial has been busy!! So far, 35 wonderful volunteers have helped us with this research by taking part in the trial - THANK YOU! That means we’re very nearly finished but we still need a few more people to take part, so if you’d like [...]
Speech production is a very complex skill, involving precise co-ordination of oral movements and monitoring of sensory feedback. We do not know exactly how the brain controls speech, or why this process is affected in some people, resulting in stuttering. Transcranial direct current brain stimulation (tDCS) has been used to improve speech skills in some [...]
StutterTalk with Jen Chesters Jen Chesters interviewed for StutterTalk about the results of her research trial recently published in Brain, which used brain stimulation to improve fluency in people who stutter. BBC Radio Oxford – International Stammering Awareness Day On International Stammering Awareness Day 2018, Professor Kate Watkins talked to BBC Radio Oxford about stammering/stuttering and the INSTEP Trial. [...]
We have finished data collection!! Thank you to all our volunteers - we're so grateful for your participation! Now we're looking at all the data - we'll keep this website updated with any news. We are no longer recruiting for this project. However, please feel free to use the 'contact us' form if you'd like [...]
We are looking for men who stutter/stammer, aged 18-45 years who are native English speakers to take part in our study!
Understanding the brain differences that are associated with stuttering, and using this knowledge to shape and improve interventions, is one of the many ways that we can support people who stutter to live the life they choose. If a person who stutters chooses to work on their speech fluency, non-invasive brain stimulation could allow us [...]