July 9, 2024

Dr. Cara Singer, Assistant Professor at Grand Valley State University in Michigan, joins host, Sara MacIntyre, M.A., CCC-SLP, to discuss a recent case study published in Perspectives:  'Treating a Young Child Who Stutters' Lateral Lisp: A Case Study' with her co-collaborator and student, Ellianne Martin. Cara shares her motivation for further exploring speech sound impairments in young children who stutter, overviews the literature thus far within the areas of both motor-based and phonological-based speech sound impairments with children who stutter, and proceeds to walk us through the case background, treatment protocol, and rationales. Cara discusses decision-making considerations when working with children who stutter who have motor-based speech sound impairments, as well as special considerations within therapy to facilitate positive communication attitudes and confidence.

Case Study discussed from Perspectives, October 2023:
Treating a Young Child Who Stutters' Lateral Lisp: A Case Study

Cara M. Singer Ph.D., CCC-SLP, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communications Sciences and Disorders at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, MI. She conducts research related to evaluation and treatment practices for children who stutter and attitudes towards stuttering. Additionally, she teaches and supervises speech-language pathology undergraduate and graduate students in clinical and research settings.