I specialize in the treatment of adults and children who stutter and study stuttering reduction via sensory modalities.
I have a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Science degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology and a Ph.D. in Communication Disorders. I oversee the Fluent and Dysfluent Speech Laboratory. Current research projects include the study of sensory modalities and its influence on the speech production in both normal and stuttering population and the study of the speech perception-production interactions from an action observation-execution paradigm. My clinical interests are in the areas of stuttering and voice disorders, and I teach courses in fluency disorders and speech science.
- Ph.D., East Carolina University
- M.Sc., Osmania University
- B.Sc. University of Mysore
- Co-Principal Investigator: Project KIDS: Establishing Candidacy. Community Based Research Program: Faculty Fellowships. Grant funded by Seton Hall University.
- Consultant: Service Learning Curriculum Development Initiative. Grant funded by TLTC, Seton Hall University.
- Member of Alpha Eta Society (Seton Hall University), 2009.
- Stuttering Frequency on Meaningful and Non-Meaningful Words in Adults who Stutter
Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica, 57, 193- 201,
- Is it possible for speech therapy to improve upon natural recovery rates in children who stutter?
International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 40, 349- 358,
- Voluntary Stuttering Suppresses True Stuttering: A Window on the Speech Perception - Production Link
Perception and Psychophysics, 66, 249- 254,
- Stuttering frequency on content and function words in adults who stutter: A concept revisited
Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research, 45, 871- 878,
- Producing the vowel /a/ prior to speaking inhibits stuttering in adults speaking the English language
Neuroscience Letters, 306, 111- 115,