Our research activity – and the chance to take part!

Over the last year, we’ve been keen to bring you insights into the ongoing research taking place in the world of stammering. From our new podcast series, Stammercast, in which our fantastic Youth Panel have spoken to academics across UK institutions about their research projects to events that shed light on international research activity.

On the topic of research, I thought it was about time for a quick update on the progress I’ve been making with my PhD, which is kindly supported by Action for Stammering Children and the ESRC.

Unbelievably, I’m now in the third year of my PhD! And I wanted to start by saying that I’m really grateful to all of you who have already taken part in or shared opportunities to participate in my research so far. The online questionnaire study investigating mental health in children who stammer is still open so if you haven’t already, feel free to get in touch for more information and to take part.

As we head towards Easter, I’m delighted to invite families to take part in my final research study that I hope will improve our understanding of childhood stammering and how we can best support young people who stammer.

This latest study will compare groups of children who stammer with children who do not stammer and who have a language disorder in terms of their experiences of mental health and bullying.

For this study, I’m inviting children who stammer and their parent to attend an online session with me where we will work through a variety of fun activities. Families will need access to a computer with a stable internet connection to take part. The session should take no more than 90-minutes in total but there’s an option to break it down into two or three shorter sessions if that would be more convenient. Children will receive a £10 book voucher for taking part too!

We are looking for children:

  • Aged between 8 and 13 years
  • Who have a stammer
  • Speak English as their first language
  • Who live in the UK

The study forms the third project in my PhD and I’m hoping that it will offer some really helpful insight into childhood stammering.

If you’re interested and want to find out more, you can register your interest here:

You can also contact me directly: [email protected]

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