2016

December 15, 2016

SNL celebrates end of the semester

SNL celebrated the end of the semester on both the UM and MSU campuses. We're looking forward to a great 2017!

November 27, 2016

Mr. Matt Smith matches donations on Giving Blue Day

University of Michigan is hosting Giving Blue Day taking place on Tuesday, November 29th. Consider supporting the Matthew K. Smith Stuttering Research Fund. This is a funding drive to help support stuttering research at the University of Michigan. Donations will be matched up to $10k by our generous donor, Mr. Matt Smith.

November 17, 2016

Notice of Award Received

Notice of Award received on a new NIH R21 award entitled: Imaging Genetics study of twins who stutter. This study seeks to investigate the extent of genetic versus environmental influences on brain differences found in children who stutter. Congratulations to Dr. Chang and the research team!

November 17, 2016

SNL presents over 10 presentations at ASHA convention

SNL presented more than 10 presentations at this year's ASHA (American Speech Language Hearing Association) Convention held in Philadelphia, PA. Some abstract titles below!

  • Chang, S-E (Invited Seminar). The role of genetics and neurobiology in the development of stuttering.

  • Garnett, E.O., Chow, H., & Chang, S-E. Differences in neuroanatomical development trajectories in children who do and do not stutter.

  • Ayres, K., Dilley, L., Wieland, E., Morrill, T., Arjmandi, M., Chang, S-E. Rhythm perception and temporal expectation in people who do and do not stutter.

  • Wieland, E., McAuley, D., Chow, H., Zhu, D., Chang, S-E. Rhythm perception and functional connectivity differences in adults who stutter. *ASHA Student Research Award

  • Daliri, A., Wieland, E., Cai, S., Guenther, F., Chang, S-E. Auditory-motor adaptation is reduced in adults who stutter but not in children who stutter.

  • Choo, A., Johnson, C., Jones, K., Macker, N., Chang, S-E. Very mild stuttering versus disfluent non-stuttering children: Diagnostic utility of the weighted stuttering-like disfluencies measure.

  • Chow, H., Choo, A., Garnett, E.O., & Chang, S-E. Brain morphology differences distinguish children with persistent stuttering from those who recovered.

  • Johnson, C., Chow, H., Garnett, E.O., & Chang, S-E. Can linguistic development trajectories differentiate between children who do and do not recover from stuttering?

  • Choo, A., Garnett, E. O., Chow, H., Chang, S-E. (2016). Modulating neural activity with non-invasive brain stimulation in adults who stutter.

November 07, 2016

SNL hosts viewing of "The Way We Talk"

SNL hosted the viewing of "The Way We Talk", a documentary on stuttering, at the Studio C theater in East Lansing, MI. Dr. Chang answered questions from the audience on a range of topics on stuttering following the viewing. Jeff Fett, stuttering support group leader in the Lansing chapter, and many of the MSU CSD faculty and students, and area clinicians attended.

October 10, 2016

Liz Wieland completes and defends comprehensive exams

Doctoral student Liz Wieland successfully completed and defended her comprehensive exams. Congrats Liz!

September 30, 2016

Chelsea Johnson attends Van Riper Lectures

Chelsea Johnson, lab manager of SNL, attended the Van Riper Lectures held at the Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

September 12, 2016

Dr. Chow receives Notice of Award for NIH R21

Dr. Chow, Research Investigator of SNL, received a Notice of award from the NIH on his new R21 grant, Neural markers of persistence and recovery from childhood stuttering: An fMRI study of continuous speech production. Congratulations to Dr. Chow and the lab for receiving funding for this exciting new study!

September 02, 2016

Dr. Chang travels to Japan for presentation

Dr. Chang was an invited speaker at the 4th meeting of the Japan Society of stuttering and other fluency disorders, held in Tokorozawa, Japan (September 1-3). She delivered a talk entitled "Anomalous brain connectivity in children with persistent developmental stuttering".

August 26, 2016

Dr. Garnett attends NYC tDCS Fellowship

Dr. Garnett was selected to attend the 2016 New York City Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation Fellowship: Advanced Hands-on Training and Certification, held from August 22-26th at the Center for Discovery and Innovation and the MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care.

August 15, 2016

Megan Sheppard joins the lab as a research SLP

SNL welcomes Megan Sheppard, MA, CCC-SLP as our new Research Speech Language Pathologist working in the child longitudinal study.

August 15, 2016

Doctoral student Liz Wieland awarded Student Research Travel Award from ASHA

Doctoral student Liz Wieland was awarded a Student Research Travel Award from ASHA for her convention talk this coming November, Rhythm perception and functional connectivity differences in adults who stutter (co-authors include Devin McAuley, Ho Ming Chow, David Zhu, and Soo-Eun Chang). This award is given to the student who has the highest-rated student-authored paper in its convention topic area. Congratulations Liz!

August 08, 2016

Lab research featured in DANA Foundation article

Research by Drs. Chang and McAuley was featured in an article by the DANA Foundation, Seeking Clues to Stuttering Deep Within the Brain

July 15, 2016

Dr. Chang presents workshop at the Michael Palin Centre

Dr. Chang spoke at the Michael Palin Centre in London, UK for a full day workshop at the National Clinical Excellence Network (CEN) in Disorders of Fluency.

July 13, 2016

Dr. Chang receives Notice of Award for NIH R01 grant

Notice of award (NOA) received for NIDCD R01 grant “A Longitudinal study of neural network development in children who stutter” (PI: Chang). This is a continuation of the longitudinal study that has been on-going in the lab. Congrats to Dr. Chang and all lab members! Another 5 years of exciting work ahead!

June 15, 2016

Dr. Andrew Etchell joins the lab as a postdoctoral research fellow

Welcome to Dr. Andrew Etchell, a new postdoctoral research fellow in the lab at the University of Michigan campus.

June 13, 2016

Ai Leen Choo participated in ASHA Pathways program

Congratulations to Dr. Ai Leen Choo, who was selected as a participant in the 4th Annual ASHA Pathways program. The role of the Pathways program is to mentor early-career clinical scientists in developing strong foundations for independent research careers. Dr. Choo's selected mentor for this program is Dr. Christine Weber-Fox.

May 09, 2016

Lab research featured in Stuttering Foundation of America Newsletter

Research from the lab has been featured in 2 recent articles in the Stuttering Foundation of America newsletter: Future Research and Clinical Directions in Stuttering: Global Considerations by Ehud Yairi and Differences in the brains of people who stutter by Kate Watkins

April 25, 2016

MSU undergraduate students receive Honorable Mention for poster

4/25 MSU undergraduate students Kelly Jones and Nicole Macker presented their poster titled "Differentiating between stuttering and normal disfluency in children" at the MSUFCU Lyman Briggs Research Symposium. Their poster was awarded an Honorable Mention!

April 19, 2016

Undergraduates at UM present posters

U of M Undergraduate students (Abhinaya Krishnaraj, Jennie Drazin for tDCS; Adrian Sanchez-Lohff and Lu Li for brain morphology; Jocelyn Rice and Emily Vanerian on ERN study) presented 3 posters at this year's Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP).

April 12, 2016

New Scientist article on the Science of Stuttering

Check out a recently published New Scientist article on the Science of Stuttering, in which research from our lab is discussed.

April 01, 2016

Undergraduates at MSU present poster

MSU Undergraduate students working in SNL, Nicole Macker and Kelly Jones, presented a poster at the annual University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum (UURAF) poster session, entitled "Differentiating Between Stuttering and Normal Disfluency in Children".

February 29, 2016

Dr. Chang interviewed on StutterTalk podcast

Dr. Chang was interviewed on the popular podcast, StutterTalk, on their series on What Causes Stuttering.