Research Notes

An Introduction to the Research Notes Series

The IFA Research and Publication Committee has invited a number of  experts to write an introduction to a topic with references to help explore the topic.   The authors are strongly encouraged to cover important work from other researchers as well as their own.

Each note represents the opinion of the writer, and is not intended to represent the views of the IFA, its boards or its membership as a whole.

Read more on the format of the notes below.

Read more: An Introduction to the Research Notes Series

Minimizing Bullying for Children Who Stutter

J. Scott Yaruss, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Children who stutter are at greater risk for experiencing bullying than children who do not stutter (e.g., Blood & Blood, 2016; Langevin, 2015), but it can be hard for them to respond given their communication difficulties. Bullying can increase the severity of stuttering behaviors, due to increased emotionality, and exacerbate the adverse impact of stuttering, including negative reactions, social isolation, and reduced self-esteem (e.g., Blood et al., 2011).

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The FluencyBank Initiative

Nan Bernstein Ratner, University of Maryland, College Park, USA  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


The FluencyBank initiative (https://fluency.talkbank.org) is the most recent arm of the international TalkBank initiative (https://talkbank.org), begun in 2016. A full account of its origins, rationale, aims and tools is available in Bernstein Ratner & MacWhinney (2018).

Read more: The FluencyBank Initiative

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JFD

Journal of Fluency DisordersBrowse the current issue
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The official journal of the International Fluency Association
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