Posted on January 23, 2023 - 16:02
Mandy Hampton Wray, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Pittsburgh, joins Sara MacIntyre, M.A., CCC-SLP to discuss a recently published longitudinal study seeking to look deeper at early phonological skills and stuttering. Specifically, looking at whether the neural processes underlying nonword rhyming tasks differentiated stuttering persistence and recovery.
Dr. Hampton Wray provides listeners with historical context within phonology and stuttering research, discusses preliminary work and collaborations that led to forming these hypotheses, walks listeners through the study findings and potential clinical implications of this area of work, and moves on to discuss areas for exciting future research.
You won't want to miss this episode, Mandy has a phenomenal way of explaining complex research in a very digestible, listener-friendly manner!
Link to Article discussed in JSLHR
Neural Processes Underlying Nonword Rhyme Differentiate Eventual Stuttering Persistence and Recovery
Authors: Amanda Hampton Wray and Gregory Spray
Bio: Amanda (Mandy) Hampton-Wray is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Science and Disorders at the University of Pittsburgh. Hampton-Wray is a cognitive neuroscientist who studies the development of brain systems that support language and attention in typical and disordered populations. Previously, she was an assistant professor at Michigan State University. Hampton-Wray received her BS in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Texas at Austin, and both her MS in Speech-Language Pathology and PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience at Purdue University.