Stammer research

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Research Study Looking for Participants

Hilary McDonagh, a post graduate student at Institute of Technology Sligo is carrying out a research study on the link between stammering and eye movements. She aims to investigate the effectiveness of using eye movements to help manage a stammer.

Due to restrictions as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, all assessments and instructions will occur online.

For the five week intervention period, total training and practice time will total less than 3 hours per week ( 20 mins per day plus a support video call once per week).

Research is funded by the Irish Research Council ref. EBPPG/2019/135

(Please note: these are external academic studies by research institutions on the island of Ireland and further afield that have asked Irish Stammering Association to promote them. They are not affiliated with Irish Stammering Association).

Deadline for participants
8 Oct
2021
Researcher

Hilary McDonagh

Research on stuttering interventions for adults

PhD student Amy Connery is conducting her research with the goal of  designing an intervention model for adults who stutter. As a person who stutters, your experience and perspective is valuable. Get in touch with Amy If you are interested in participating or would like to learn more about her research to date. The total time required for participation in the survey is approximately 40 minutes.

Deadline for participants
9 Dec
2021
Researcher

Amy Connery

Expired Stammer research entries

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Research Project – Participants Required

Declan Whelan, a mature student is currently completing the 4th and final year of a BSc Honours degree in Applied Psychology in the Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology. He is conducting a research project and is looking for participants.

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Research participants wanted

It is generally accepted that stammering is a complex and interesting phenomenon with different aspects and many unknowns. There is a growing recognition of the need to gain a deeper understanding of stammering from the perspective of the person who stammers. The aim of the study is to increase understanding of the experiences of adults who stammer. The study aims to inform Counselling Psychology practice and research and to contribute to the development of therapeutic interventions. Triona Lanigan is looking for people to take part in her study “A life story approach to understanding the experiences of adults who stammer”. The research is being conducting as part of a Doctoral Degree in Counselling Psychology. The research is being supervised by Prof. Barbara Hannigan who is a core staff member on the Doctorate in Counselling Psychology programme at Trinity College Dublin.

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Research: A life story approach to understanding the experiences of adults who stammer

It is generally accepted that stammering is a complex and interesting phenomenon with different aspects and many unknowns. There is a growing recognition of the need to gain a deeper understanding of stammering from the perspective of the person who stammers. This research is being conducted by Catriona Lanigan as part of a Doctoral Degree in Counselling Psychology. The aim of the study is to increase understanding of the experiences of adults who stammer. The study aims to inform Counselling Psychology practice and research and to contribute to the development of therapeutic interventions. See contact details if you’re an adult who stammers and would like to take part in the survey.

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New stammering research study

Gemma Connolly, a final year speech and language therapy student in NUI Galway, is carrying out a research study which involves talking to adults who stammer about their memories of making friends. What will be involved? Here’s what Gemma told Irish Stammering Association about her project: “If you agree to take part in the study, you and I will meet for an “interview/conversation” where I will ask you questions about your life as a person who stammers and experiences you have had making friends. This should last between 30 minutes to one hour at the most. With your permission, I will audio record the conversation so that I will be able to write out the details of it afterwards (all identifying information will be removed, making it anonymous).” Examples of questions: What are your memories of your first friends in school? And do you remember having a stammer at this time? As you have grown up, has having a stammer impacted on your confidence when talking to new people and forming friendships? Gemma is looking to talk to people aged 21 and older, and who speak English as a first language. If you are interested in taking part, please send Gemma an email and she will send you on the information pack about the study.

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Academic Study on Stammering and Physical Activity

Would you like to take part in an academic study on stammering? Aisling Lacey, a final year student in DCU is currently collecting data for her thesis examining the impact of stammering as a barrier to physical activity. If you are over 18 and interested in participating, please follow the link below to the questionnaire.

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A study on the self-disclosure of stammering in Northern Ireland

A postgraduate student at Queen’s University Belfast invites you to take part in his study on the self-disclosure of stammering.

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE

Andrew Patterson, a postgraduate student from Queen’s University Belfast, is carrying out research into the experiences of stammerers who disclose to others that they have a stammer. This includes why, how, when and to whom a stammerer makes such a disclosure and the impact upon them of having done so.

WHO CAN TAKE PART?

Andrew is looking for adults (18 years or over), with all levels of stammering severity, in Northern Ireland, who have on more than one occasion disclosed their stammer to someone else or who are open about their stammering to others.  

WHAT WILL IT INVOLVE?

If you would like to support the research, you will be asked to meet with Andrew in strict confidence to take part in an informal interview regarding your experiences. He will use what you tell him in to create a dissertation that will add to the body of knowledge regarding stammering in general.  

To take part, or if you have any

questions, please email Andrew at .  

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