A Deep Dive Into Stuttering Concealment: Why, How, and What Happens When People Hide Stuttering
June 21, 2022
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Description: During this event, we will discuss my ongoing research on why people hide stuttering and what happens when they do so. As a group, we will discuss the following questions: When do people begin hiding stuttering? What are the various ways that people hide stuttering? What are the potential costs and benefits of hiding stuttering? We will explore the answers to these questions based on research, and participants will have the opportunity to map out and reflect on their own experiences with concealing stuttering.


Hope Gerlach-Houck, Ph.D., CCC-SLP is an AssistantProfessor at in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at WesternMichigan University in the United States. Her research investigates how people who stutter experience and respond to stigma. She has been actively involved in support organizations for people who stutter and has worked as a speech therapist at summer camps for youth who stutter. She also oversees stuttering therapy groups for both kids and adults at the Charles Van Riper Language,Speech, and Hearing Clinic.

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