Posted on July 19, 2023 - 11:41
Season 5, Episode 8
Dr. Ho Ming Chow, Assistant Professor at the University of Delaware and principal investigator for the Delaware Stuttering Project, joins host Sara MacIntyre, M.A., CCC-SLP, to discuss a recent article, 'Brain developmental trajectories associated with childhood stuttering persistence and recovery,' in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience. Ho Ming and his collaborators, including principal investigator and renowned stuttering researcher, Dr. Soo Eun-Chang from the University of Michigan, conducted the largest longitudinal study of childhood stuttering to date, comparing children with persistent stuttering and those who later recovered from stuttering with age-matched non-stuttering peers, to examine the developmental trajectories of both gray matter volume and white matter volume using voxel-based morphometry. Dr. Chow walks us through the study's development and design (which originated in Dr. Soo Eun-Chang's lab), hypotheses, findings, strengths, limitations, and shares future areas of research interest— all in a very clinician-accessible manner.
Thank you for sharing your work with all of us, Dr. Chow and for your continued commitment to helping us learn more about stuttering.
Article discussed in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience:
Brain developmental trajectories associated with childhood stuttering persistence and recovery
Authors: Ho Ming Chow, Emily O. Garnett, Simone P.C. Kenraads, Soo-Eun Chang
Delaware Stuttering Project Website
Dr. Ho Ming Chow, Assistant Professor at the University of Delaware and a principal investigator for the Delaware Stuttering Project, received his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Engineering at the University of Hong Kong. After working as an engineer for a few years, he became interested in studying human cognition and went to Germany for his doctoral study. He obtained his PhD. in Cognitive Sciences with an emphasis on Cognitive Psychology at the University of Osnabrück. He completed his postdoctoral training at the National Institutes of Health. Before joining the University of Delaware in 2019, he was a research faculty at the University of Michigan and Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware.