Understanding New Genetic Findings in Stuttering

Dates Available: 05/01/2021 to 05/25/2026
Registration Deadline: 05/25/2026

Presented by Dennis Drayna

In this 72-minute video course, Dennis Drayna, Ph.D., of the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, provides an update on recent research findings in the genetics of stuttering.

This video describes the evidence for genetic factors in stuttering and the genes discovered to date. It discusses the function of these genes and what they tell us about the underlying causes of stuttering. It also discusses efforts to create an animal model for stuttering by putting human stuttering mutations into mice and analyzing their ultrasonic vocalizations.

Financial: Dennis Drayna receives a salary from the National Institutes of Health.
Nonfinancial: Dennis Drayna serves on the Board of Directors for the Stuttering Foundation of America. He conducts research, presents, and publishes on the topic of genetics and stuttering.

We offer two versions of every online course. The CEU Assessment Only version of each course is for those who previously purchased the course DVD or book and are now interested in purchasing access to the test only in order to earn ASHA CEUs for the material. The Video/Book plus CEU Assessment version is the complete package and allows you to study the material and immediately take the assessment to earn your ASHA CEUs.

Understanding New Genetic Findings in Stuttering

(Video/Books + CEU Assessment) $25 Register

Understanding New Genetic Findings in Stuttering

(CEU Assessment Only) $10 Register

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Expiration Dates: You must complete and pass the CEU assessment for each course BEFORE the expiration date indicated for the course. We cannot report CEUs earned after the course expiration date to ASHA.

As a nonprofit Foundation, we strive to keep our prices to the bare minimum to better serve those who stutter. As most products are available at or below cost, purchases — including online continuing education courses — are nonrefundable. It is gifts from donors that enable us to offer quality products at these affordable prices.

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