Recent Publications and Presentations

At the Spartan Stuttering Laboratory, we are constantly working to improve our understanding of stuttering. Following is a selection of publications and presentations, in which we have shared the results of our work and the work of numerous other scientists with whom we collaborate.

Please email J. Scott Yaruss at jsy@msu.edu for more information or if you would like a copy of one of our published papers.

Selected Recent Publications (2018 - present)

  1. Beilby, J., & Yaruss, J.S. (2018). Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for stuttering disorder. In B. Amster, & E. Klein (Eds.), More than fluency: The social, emotional, and cognitive dimensions of stuttering (pp. 111-130). San Diego: Plural Publishing.
  2. Tichenor, S., & Yaruss, J.S. (2018). A phenomenological analysis of the moment of stuttering. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 27,1180-1194. https://doi.org/10.1044/2018_AJSLP-ODC11-17-0192.
  3. Yaruss, J.S., Reeves, N., & Herring, C. (2018). How speech–language pathologists can minimize bullying of children who stutter. Seminars in Speech and Language, 39, 342-355. https://doi.org/10.1055/s-0038-1667163.
  4. Maguire, G.A., LaSalle, L.R., Hoffmeyer, D., Lochhead, J., Nelson, M., Burris A., Davis K., & Yaruss, J.S. (2019). Ecopipam as a pharmacological treatment of stuttering. Annals of Clinical Psychiatry, 31(3), 164-168.
  5. Yaruss, J.S., & Quesal, R.W. (2019). Quality of life and stuttering. In J.S. Damico, & M.J. Ball (Eds.) The SAGE Encyclopedia of Human Communication Sciences and Disorders.Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. https://doi.org/10.4135/9781483380810.n502
  6. Yaruss, J.S., & Murphy, W.P. (2019). Bullying and teasing. In J.S. Damico, & M.J. Ball (Eds.) The SAGE Encyclopedia of Human Communication Sciences and Disorders.Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. https://doi.org/10.4135/9781483380810.n101
  7. Yaruss, J.S., & Nasir, S. (June 2019) Stuttering. In eLS. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd: Chichester. https://doi.org/10.1002/9780470015902.a0028069
  8. Lindström, E., Nilsson, J., Schödin, I., Strömberg, N., Österberg, N., Yaruss, J.S., & Samson, I. (2019). Swedish outcomes of the Overall Assessment of the Speaker’s Experience of Stuttering in an international perspective.Logopedics Phoniatrics Vocology. https://doi.org/10.1080/14015439.2019.1695930.
  9. Rocha, M., Yaruss, J.S., & Rato, J.R. (2019). Stuttering impact: A shared perception for parents and children? Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica. Epub ahead of print. https://doi.org/10.1159/000504221.
  10. Rocha, M., Yaruss, J.S., & Rato, J. R. (2019). Temperament, executive functioning, and anxiety in school-age children who stutter.Frontiers in Psychology, 10, 2244. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2019.02244.
  11. Sengupta, R., Shah, S., Yaruss, J.S., Loucks, T., Pelczarski, K., & Nasir, S. (2019). Theta modulated neural phase coherence facilitates speech fluency in adults who stutter. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 13, https://doi.org/10.3389/fnhum.2019.00394.
  12. Tichenor, S., & Yaruss, J.S. (2019). Group experiences and individual differences. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 62(12), 4335-4350. https://doi.org/10.1044/2019_JSLHR-19-00138.
  13. Tichenor, S., & Yaruss, J.S. (2019). Stuttering as defined by adults who stutter. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 62(12), 4356-4369. https://doi.org/10.1044/2019_JSLHR-19-00137.
  14. Tichenor, S., & Yaruss, J.S. (2020). Repetitive negative thinking, temperament, and adverse impact in adults who stutter. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology. Epub ahead of print.https://doi.org/10.1044/2019_AJSLP-19-00077
  15. Yaruss, J.S., & Reardon-Reeves, N. (2019). 20 questions about early childhood stuttering:
    Less-direct and more-direct treatment.
    com. Available at: https://www.speechpathology.com/slp-ceus/course/20q-early-childhood-stuttering-less-8978
  16. Yaruss, J.S., & Reeves, N. (2019). School-age stuttering: Information and support for parents. McKinney, TX: Stuttering Therapy Resources.
  17. Rocha, M., Rato, J. R., & Yaruss, J.S. (2020). The impact of stuttering on Portuguese school-age children as measured by the OASES-S.Speech, Language, and Hearing, 1-10.https://doi.org/1080/2050571X.2020.1751427.
  18. Guttormsen, L., Yaruss, J.S., & Næss, K. (2020). Caregivers’ perceptions of stuttering impact in young children: Agreement in mothers’, fathers’ and kindergarten teachers’ ratings. Journal of Communication Disorders, 86, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcomdis.2020.106001.
  19. Tichenor, S., & Yaruss, J.S. (2020). Recovery and relapse: Perspectives from adults who stutter. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 63(7), 2162-2176. https://doi.org/10.1044/2020_JSLHR-20-00010.
  20. Haryani, H., Chu, S.Y., Yaruss, J.S., McConnell, G., Ali, M.M. (2020). Public attitudes toward stuttering in Asia: a scoping review. The Open Public Health Journal, 13, 503-511. https://doi.org/10.2174/1874944502013010503
  21. Tichenor, S., & Yaruss, J.S. (2020). Variability of stuttering: Behavior and impact. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1044/2020_AJSLP-20-00112
  22. Tichenor, S., Johnson, C.A., & Yaruss, J.S. (2021). A preliminary investigation of ADHD characteristics in adults who stutter. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 62(July), 1-15. https://doi.org/10.1044/2020_JSLHR-20-00237
  23. Brosh, S., Yaruss, J.S., & Georgieva, D. (in press). Basic knowledge about the different concepts of fluency therapy. In A. Аm Zehnhoff-Dinnesen, A. Schindler, M-C. Monfrais-Pfauwadel, K., Neumann, J. Sopko, & P. Zorowka (Eds.). Phoniatrics: Volume 2 of Speech, Literacy Development, Acquired Language and Swallowing.
  24. Yaruss, J.S. (in press). Treatment for stuttering across the lifespan. In A. Аm Zehnhoff-Dinnesen, A. Schindler, M-C. Monfrais-Pfauwadel, K., Neumann, J. Sopko, & P. Zorowka (Eds.). Phoniatrics: Volume 2 of Speech, Literacy Development, Acquired Language and Swallowing.

Selected Recent Presentations (2018 - present)

  1. Yli-Savola, A., Vahanne, U., Yaruss, J.S., and Jansson-Verkasalo, E. (2018, Feb.) The Finnish translation and a psychometric evaluation of the Overall Assessment of the Speaker’s Experience of Stuttering for School-Aged Children.Poster presented for the European Clinical Specialization in Fluency Disorders conference, Antwerp, Belgium.
  2. Yaruss, J.S., Herring, C., & Tichenor, S. (2018, Apr.). Minimizing bullying for children who stutter. Seminar presented for the annual convention of the Michigan Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Kalamazoo, MI.
  3. Rocha, M., Rato, J.R., Yaruss, J.S. (2018, Jun.). The impact of stuttering on Portuguese school age children.Seminar presented for PrimeiroEncontro Cognição e Linguagem. Universidade Católica Portuguesa. Lisboa, Portugal.
  4. Daquila, G., & Yaruss, J.S. (2018, Jul.) More than Speech: A 20-year Therapy Collaboration. Seminar presented for the annual conference of the National Stuttering Association, Chicago, IL.
  5. Tichenor, S., & Yaruss, J.S. (2018, Jul.) A survey of the speaker’s experience of the moment of stuttering. Poster presented for the Joint World Congress of the International Cluttering Association (ICA), International Fluency Association (IFA), and International Stuttering Association (ISA), Hiroshima, Japan.
  6. Rocha, M., Yaruss, J.S., & Rato, J. (2018, Jul.) The impact of stuttering on Portuguese school-age children. Poster presented for the Joint World Congress of the International Cluttering Association (ICA), International Fluency Association (IFA), and International Stuttering Association (ISA), Hiroshima, Japan.
  7. Yaruss, J.S., & Tichenor, S.E. (2018, Jul.). OASES around the world: International collaborations for understanding the impact of stuttering. Poster presented for the Joint World Congress of the International Cluttering Association (ICA), International Fluency Association (IFA), and International Stuttering Association (ISA), Hiroshima, Japan.
  8. Yaruss, J.S., Herring, C., & Tichenor, S. (2018, Jul.). Minimizing bullying for children who stutter. Seminar presented for the Joint World Congress of the International Cluttering Association (ICA), International Fluency Association (IFA), and International Stuttering Association (ISA), Hiroshima, Japan.
  9. Herring, C., Yaruss, J.S., & Millager, R. (2018, Jul.) Longitudinal outcomes following participation in a summer camp for children who stutter. Poster presented for the Joint World Congress of the International Cluttering Association (ICA), International Fluency Association (IFA), and International Stuttering Association (ISA), Hiroshima, Japan.
  10. Yaruss, J.S. (2018, Jul.). Early childhood stuttering: Indirect or Direct? Both or neither? Seminar presented for the Inaugural World Congress of the International Cluttering Association (ICA), International Fluency Association (IFA), and International Stuttering Association (ISA), Hiroshima, Japan.
  11. Tichenor, S., Herring, C., & Yaruss, J.S.(2018, Nov.). A Survey of the Speaker's Experience of Stuttering.Poster presented for the annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Boston, MA.
  12. Amster, B., Klein, E., Kleinow, J., Boyle, M., Mancinelli, J., Beilby, J., Yaruss, J.S., Starkweather, C.W., Givens, J., Sisskin, V., Trichon, M., Raj, E., & Coleman, C. (2018, Nov.). Addressing Social, Emotional, and Cognitive Issues in People Who Stutter. Seminar presented for the annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Boston, MA.
  13. Georgieva, D., Spray, G., Yaruss, J.S., Orlikoff, R.F., & Deliyski, D.D. (2018, Nov.). From Fulbright to Erasmus+: A Bulgarian-American Speech Language Pathology Collaboration. Poster presented for the annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Boston, MA.
  14. Ramachandar, S., & Yaruss, J.S. (2018, Nov.).Neural underpinnings of sensorimotor dysfunction associated with stuttering.Poster presented for the annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Boston, MA.
  15. Ramachandar, S., & Yaruss, J.S. (2018, Nov.).Functional activation differences in people who stutter using MEG.Poster presented for the annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Boston, MA.
  16. Kovacs, T., Hill, K., Dickey, M.W., Yaruss, J.S., & Nyborg, E. (2018, Nov.). Assessing morpheme stimulability in verbal speech and on speech generating devices.Poster presented for the annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Boston, MA. (Recipient of 2018 ASHA Meritorious Poster Award.)
  17. Kovacs, T., Hill, K., Dickey, M.W., Yaruss, J.S., & Nyborg, E. (2018, Nov.). Tense marked morpheme assessment in children who use AAC: Identifying developmentally appropriate goals.Poster presented for the annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Boston, MA.
  18. Yaruss, J.S. (2018, Nov.). Early childhood stuttering: Indirect or Direct? Both or neither?Seminar presented for the annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Boston, MA.
  19. Reardon-Reeves, N., & Yaruss, J.S. (2018, Nov.).Avoiding the Pitfalls: Our Top 10 Mistakes in Stuttering Therapy.Seminar presented for the annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Boston, MA.
  20. Rocha, M., Rato, J.R., Yaruss, J.S. (2018., Dec.). As crianças que gaguejam são ansiosas?A queda de um mito.Poster presented for the Primeiro Encontro Internacional Mente, Cérebro e Educação. Universidade Católica Portuguesa. Lisboa, Portugal.
  21. Smyk, C., & Yaruss, J.S. (2019, Mar.) .Assessing speech-language pathologists’ comfort with stuttering. Poster presented for the annual convention of the Michigan Speech-Language-Hearing Association, East Lansing, MI. (Recipient of the 2019 MSHA Student Poster Award.)
  22. Tichenor, S., & Yaruss, J.S. (2019, Mar.). A survey of the speaker’s experience of stuttering. Poster presented for the annual convention of the Michigan Speech-Language-Hearing Association, East Lansing, MI.
  23. Yaruss, J.S. (2019, Mar.) Practical counseling skills for speech-language pathologists.Half-day seminar presented for the annual convention of the Michigan Speech-Language-Hearing Association, East Lansing, MI.
  24. Rocha, M., Rato, J.R., Yaruss, J.S. (2018, May). Temperament, anxiety and executive functions in Portuguese school age children who do and do not stutter.Seminar presented for the Tenth European Congress of Speech and Language Therapy. Cascais, Portugal.
  25. Ramachandar, S., & Yaruss, J.S. (2019, Jun.). Anomalous neural connections between sensory regions in people who stutter.Poster to be presented for the Boston Speech Motor Control Symposium, Boston, MA.
  26. Rocha, M., Yaruss, J.S., & Rato, J.R. (2018, Jun.). Funcionamento executivo, temperamento e ansiedade na criança que gagueja.Seminar presented for the Sixth International Congress of Educational Sciences and Development, Setúbal, Portgual.
  27. Rocha, M., Rato, J.R., Yaruss, J.S. (2019, Jul.). Como é que a gaguez afeta o quotidiano das crianças? A perceção dos próprios, dos pais e dos professores.Seminar presented for Segundo Encontro Cognição e Linguagem. Universidade Católica Portuguesa. Lisboa, Portugal.
  28. Arenas, R., Davidow, J., Gerlach, H., Jackson, E., Rodgers, N., Tichenor, S., Yaruss, J.S., & Zebrowski, P. (2019, Nov.). Anticipation of stuttering: A panel discussion on theory, research, and clinical implications.Panel discussion presented at the annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Orlando, FL.
  29. Reardon-Reeves, N.A., & Yaruss, J.S. (2019, Nov.). Stuttering: Tough questions and practical answers. Seminar presented at the annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Orlando, FL.
  30. Logan, K.J., Gabel, R., Herring, C., Reeves, L., Rodgers, N., & Yaruss, J.S. (2019, Nov.). Small steps lead to big changes: People who stutter on managing stuttering. Panel discussion presented at the annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Orlando, FL.
  31. Smyk, C., & Yaruss, J.S. (2019, Nov.). Assessing speech-language pathologists’ comfort with stuttering. Poster presented at the annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Orlando, FL.
  32. Sung, Y., Warner, H., Enslin J., Miller, L., Strumpf, B., Yaruss, J.S., & Jackson, E.S. (2019, Nov.). A phenomenological investigation of the effects of private speech on stuttering. Poster presented at the annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Orlando, FL.
  33. Tichenor, S.E., & Yaruss, J.S. (2019, Nov.). Repetitive negative thinking, temperament, and negative impact in adults who stutter. Poster presented at the annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Orlando, FL.
  34. Tichenor, S.E., & Yaruss, J.S. (2019, Nov.). “Stuttering” as defined by people who stutter. Poster presented at the annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Orlando, FL.
  35. Tichenor, S.E., & Yaruss, J.S. (2019, Nov.). The prevalence of physical tension experienced by people who stutter.Poster presented at the annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Orlando, FL.
  36. Yaruss, J.S. (2019, Nov.). Direct therapy for early childhood stuttering: When, why, and how. Seminar presented at the annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Orlando, FL.
  37. Scaler Scott, K., & Yaruss, J.S. (2021, Jan.) Adaptation of the Overall Assessment of the Speaker’s Experience of Stuttering for people who clutter (OASES-C). Poster presented at the Oxford Dysfluency Conference (videoconference).
  38. Spray, G., Chow, H.M., Yaruss, J.S., & Chang, S-E. (2021, Jan.) Heightened links between phonological skills and white matter integrity in preschool age children who stutter. Poster presented at the Oxford Dysfluency Conference (videoconference).
  39. Tichenor, S.E., & Yaruss, J.S. (2021, Jan.) The variability of stuttering: behaviors, reactions, and impact. Poster presented at the Oxford Dysfluency Conference (videoconference).
  40. Tichenor, S.E., Hampton Wray, A., Ravizza, S., & Yaruss, J.S. (2021, Jan.). Differentiating word-form encoding and working memory differences in adults who stutter. Paper presented at the Oxford Dysfluency Conference (videoconference)
  41. Tichenor, S.E., Palasik, S., & Yaruss, J.S. (2021, Jan.) Understanding the broader impact of stuttering: suicidal ideation. Paper presented at the Oxford Dysfluency Conference (videoconference)
  42. Yaruss, J.S. (2021, Jan.) Assessing stuttering severity from the perspective of people who stutter. Paper presented at the Oxford Dysfluency Conference (videoconference).
  43. Yaruss, J.S., & Tichenor, S.E. (2021, Jan.) Conceptualizing the experience of stuttering according to people who stutter. Paper presented at the Oxford Dysfluency Conference (videoconference).
  44. Hokstad, S., Næss, K-A., Yaruss, J.S., Hoff, K., & Melle, A.H. (2021, Mar.). Stuttering in children with Down Syndrome. Paper to be presented at the Down Syndrome Education International Research Forum. (videoconference).