Elucidating the neurobiological basis for developmental stuttering using modern brain imaging techniques

  • Wood, Amanda, (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Reutens, David, (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Anderson, Vicki (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Morgan, Angela Tamsin (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Reilly, Sheena (Partner Investigator (PI))

Project: Research

Project Description

We plan to utilise brain imaging techniques to examine the neurological underpinnings of stuttering. We aim to develop new tools for functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to examine the paterns of brain activiation in the motor, speech and language areas, specifically for use in children who stutter. We aim to answer the question of whether stuttering is a motor-speech or a language disorder and to establish whether variations in the speech and language regions of the brain found in adult stuttering research are also present in children who stutter, and to explore the possibility that different variations in brain activation and/or morphology may predict persistance and recovery.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date20/01/0631/12/09

Funding

  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD160,000.00
  • Australian Research Council (ARC)
  • Australian Research Council (ARC)
  • Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne: AUD57,478.00