Latest Research

Click below for summaries on the latest research into stuttering and other research from the 'Genetics of Stuttering' team.

New research from the study team: We found a new gene that causes a neurodevelopmental disorder, with speech impairment.

“We identified seven affected females in four pedigrees with likely pathogenic variants in ZNF142” – Khan et al. 2019
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How many children who stutter also have ADHD? A retrospective clinical audit (review of medical files)

One-half (50%) of the children who stutter presented with elevated ADHD symptoms. This group needed 25% more clinical treatment visits to achieve successful fluency. - Druker et al, 2019
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Does stuttering impact labour market outcomes in the USA? Results from a national longitudinal study

“Stuttering was associated with reduced earnings and other gender-specific disadvantages in the labor market.” – Gerlach et al., 2018
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Does stuttering impact educational and employment outcomes in the UK? Findings from surveys completed by a birth cohort study

“These findings fail to support the belief that stuttering has a negative impact on education and employment.” – McAllister, Collier & Shepstone, 2017
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Brain differences in people who stutter. A systematic review of neuroimaging literature on developmental stuttering

“Overall… there are widespread functional and structural brain differences between [adults and children] who stutter and their fluent peers…” – Etchell et al 2018
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Are children who stutter likely to have different behavioural, emotional and social development? Results from the longitudinal Millennium Cohort Study (UK)

“Children who stutter may begin to show impaired behavioural, emotional and social development at early as age 3, and these difficulties are well established in older children who stutter” – McAllister, 2016
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