Young children who stutter needed for Purdue study

    Posted on April 30, 2013 at 1:00 a.m. | Updated on April 30, 2013 at 12:42 p.m.

    WEST LAFAYETTE — Purdue University researchers need 4- and 5-year-old children who stutter to participate in a five-year study to study why some children continue to stutter and others grow out of it.

    Professors Anne Smith and Christine Weber-Fox will follow 100 children who stutter over five years.

    To be eligible for the study, children must display stuttered speech, speak English, have hearing within the normal range and have no learning or neurological difficulties.

    Families of participating children will receive $100, and those who live more than 60 miles away will receive $200. Each family also will receive a free assessment of the child’s speech, language and hearing abilities and a written summary of speech and language test results.

    For more information contact Barbara Brown toll free at 866-360-0051 or by email at brownb@purdue.edu.

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