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University of Iowa News

Sept. 27, 2005

UI Study On Stuttering Seeks Participants

Children ages 2 to 5 who stutter, as well as children in that age group who do not stutter, and their parent(s) are invited to participate in a University of Iowa research study.

The study, funded by the National Institutes of Health, investigates the development and subtypes of stuttering in children and compares their speech with that of children who do not stutter.

Participation involves visits of one to two hours each over a period of five years to the UI Stuttering Research Laboratory. At these visits, children's speech will be recorded on audio- and/or videotape. Compensation is available.

Approximately 50 participants will take part in the study at the UI. Nearly 300 individuals will participate nationwide. The UI portion study is led by Patricia Zebrowksi, Ph.D., associate professor of speech pathology in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

For more information, contact Zebrowski or Wendy Fick at 866-363-1983 at 319-335-9766 or tricia-zebrowski@uiowa.edu or wendy-fick@uiowa.edu.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Health Science Relations, 5137 Westlawn, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1178

STUDY CONTACTS: Patricia Zebrowski or Wendy Fick at 866-363-1983 or 319-335-9766 or tricia-zebrowski@uiowa.edu or wendy-fick@uiowa.edu

MEDIA CONTACT: Becky Soglin, 319 335-6660 becky-soglin@uiowa.edu