Southern Branch alongside IOA Speech and Hearing Group, IOA Diversity and Inclusion Committee and STAMMA present the launch of the IOA Stammering Support Group and ‘Acoustic Characteristics of Stuttered Speech’ by Professor Peter Howell, UCL Thursday 14 July 2022 at 1:00pm via Zoom
Southern Branch
alongside IOA Speech and Hearing Group,
IOA Diversity and Inclusion Committee and STAMMA present the launch of the
IOA Stammering Support Group and
‘Acoustic Characteristics of Stuttered Speech’
by Professor Peter Howell, UCL
Thursday 14 July 2022 at 1:00pm
via Zoom

 

The Southern Branch of the IOA invites you to join us as we launch the IOA Stammering Support Network. The programme includes an introduction to the work of the IOA Diversity and Inclusion Committee and an introduction to the work of STAMMA, the UK charity for people who stammer and their supporters.

We will also be treated to a presentation by Professor Peter Howell of UCL on the ‘Acoustic Characteristics of Stuttered Speech’.

Whilst stuttering has been extensively researched for many years, interest was stimulated by the recent film ‘The King’s Speech’. Although this has piqued interest at all levels, many aspects of the condition are still poorly understood. In this talk, I will briefly consider how professionals have defined stuttering to show how stuttering affects many aspects of behaviour. I will include short reviews about demographics, heritability of stuttering, how genes link to brain functioning as well as mentioning how anxiety and traumatic events associated with stuttering impacts interactions, employment etc. Whilst lay persons usually think of stuttering affecting speech (which it does in most cases), we see how theoreticians have developed accounts, for instance, about how genes or compromised neural structures affect speech, language or emotional processes that lead to stuttering. We consider how these and other theories have led to different therapy procedures and talk about the success of these interventions for people who stutter of different ages.

Peter Howell is Professor of Experimental Psychology at University College London. He is a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America and was formerly a Fellow of the Institute of Acoustics. He has authored six books, 84 chapter and 168 peer-reviewed articles. His interests are in speech perception and production and their relationship (feedback control). Whilst not his exclusive area of interest, he has published extensively on stuttering.

The event is free to members of the IOA, as well as to students and the public. As numbers are limited, to register for this event, please go to the registration page at:

https://IOASouthernBranchStammering.eventbrite.co.uk

Registration will close 24 hours before the event.

The meeting will be streamed on Zoom and recorded.

CPD certification will be offered for attendance.

If you have any queries please contact Reena Mahtani reena.mahtani@sandybrown.com.

 

 

14 July 2022

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