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Laboratory for Fluency Disorders

Selected Projects and Publications

Books:

living with stuttering


Living with Stuttering: Stories, Basics, Resources, and Hope by Kenneth O. St. Louis 






stuttering meets stigma


Stuttering Meets Stigma, Stereotype, and Discrimination: An Overview of Attitude Research by Kenneth O. St. Louis (2015)


Recent presentations and publications:

Walker, R., Mayo, R., & St. Louis, K. O. (2016). Attitudes of college career counselors toward stuttering and people who stutter. Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups SIG 4, 1(1), 44-55.

St. Louis, K. O., Weidner, M. E., & Mancini, T. M. (2016). Comparing parents’ and young children’s attitudes toward stuttering. Journal of Speech Pathology & Therapy, 1, 104. doi:10.4172/jspt.1000104.

St. Louis, K. O. (2016, February). Measuring public attitudes toward stuttering: From a simple idea to a successful 17-year research program. Featured faculty research presentation. College of Education & Human Services, West Virginia University. Morgantown, WV.

Bellegarde, M., Goring, M. N., Mayo, R., & St. Louis, K. O. (2016, April). Public opinions of stuttering in Haiti and Barbados. Poster presented at the National Black Association for Speech-Language and Hearing. Virginia Beach, VA.

St. Louis, K. O. (2016, April). Public attitudes toward stuttering: International findings and emerging research challenges. Invited keynote address to the Second Kuwait International Conference on Life Sciences (KICLS’2016). Kuwait University, Kuwait.

Glover, H. L., Garrett, A. M., Hatcher, A. M., Caudle, K. B., Weidner, M. E., & St. Louis, K. O. (2016, April). “They try to get the bounces out”: Preschool children’s perceptions of stuttering peers. Poster presented at the Annual Convention of the West Virginia Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Bridgeport, WV.

St. Louis, K. O. (2016, April). Shifting the paradigm: Including the nonstuttering majority in the management of stuttering to improve treatment and promote greater life potential. Invited workshop at the Annual Convention of the California Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Anaheim, CA.

Koutsodimitropoulos, K., Buultjens, M., St. Louis, K. O., & Monfries, M. (2016) Speech pathology student clinician attitudes and beliefs towards people who stutter: A mixed method pilot study. Journal of Fluency Disorders, 47, 38-55.

St. Louis, K. O., (with 18 coauthors) Sønsterud, H., Junuzovic, L., Tomaiuoli, D., Del Gado, F., Caparelli, E., Theiling, M., Flobakk, C., Helmen, L. N., Heitmann, R. R., Kvenseth, H., Nilsson, S., Wetterling, T., Lundström, C., Daly, C., Leahy, M., Tyrell, L., Ward, D., & Węsierska, M. (2016). Public attitudes toward stuttering in Europe: Within-country and between-country comparisons. Journal Communication Disorders, 62, 115-130.

Abrahams, K., Harty, M., St. Louis, K. O., Thabane, L., & Kathard, H. (2016). Primary school teachers’ opinions and attitudes towards stuttering in two urban education districts. South African Journal of Communication Disorders, 63-1, 1-10.

St. Louis, K. O. (2016). Worldwide perspectives on public & professional attitudes toward fluency disorders. Proceedings of the 8th World Congress on Fluency Disorders. International Fluency Association.

Weidner, M. E., St. Louis, K. O., Nakisci, E., & Özdemir, S. (2016). A comparison of preschoolers’ stuttering attitudes in Turkey and USA. Proceedings of the 8th World Congress on Fluency Disorders. International Fluency Association.

St. Louis, K. O., Gabel, R., Beste-Guldborg, A., Weidner, M. E., Hughes, S., & Irani, F. (2016). Attitudes and perspectives of stutterers exposed to therapy or not. Proceedings of the 8th World Congress on Fluency Disorders. International Fluency Association.

Węsierska, K., Przepiórka, A., Błachnio, A., & St. Louis, K. O. (2016). Attitudes of Polish teachers toward stuttering. Proceedings of the 8th World Congress on Fluency Disorders. International Fluency Association.

Silva, M., Leal, G., Correia, P., Valente, A., & St. Louis, K. O. (2016). Teachers’ beliefs and attitudes toward children who stutter. Proceedings of the 8th World Congress on Fluency Disorders. International Fluency Association.

Węsierska, M., & St. Louis, K. O. (2016). Cluttering attitudes of SLTs and SLT students in the UK. Proceedings of the 8th World Congress on Fluency Disorders. International Fluency Association.

Vella, S., Agius, J., & St. Louis, K. O. (2016). Employees’ attitudes toward stuttering in Malta. Proceedings of the 8th World Congress on Fluency Disorders. International Fluency Association.

Buchta, R., Węsierska, K., & St. Louis, K. (2016. August). Attitudes toward stuttering in Poland: Preliminary results from a POSHA-S study among Catholic priests, religious education teachers, seminary students, and religious education students [Postawy wobec jąkania w Polsce — wstępne wyniki badań z użyciem POSHA-S wśród księży katolickich, nauczycieli religii oraz studentów teologii specjalności nauczycielskiej i pastoralnej] Poster presented at the International Conference on Logopedics: Fluency Disorders: Theory and Practice, Second Edition. University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland.

Bellegarde, M., Mayo, R., St. Louis, K. O., Mayo, C. M. (2016). Public opinions of stuttering in Haiti. ECHO: Journal of the National Black Association for Speech-Language and Hearing, 11, 35-44.

St. Louis, K. O. & Weidner, M. E. (2016). Attitudes of nonstuttering children toward stuttering: What we know and what we need to know. In D. Tomaiuoli (Ed.). Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Stuttering. (pp. 67–77). Trento, Italy: Erickson.

Flynn, T. W., St. Louis, K. O., & Halverson, T. J. (2016, November). Measuring permanence of positive attitude changes towards stuttering. Seminar presented at the Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Philadelphia, PA.

Węsierska, K., Buchta, R., & St. Louis, K. O. (2016, November). Stuttering attitudes of Polish Catholic priests, religious educators, seminary students, and religious education students. Poster presented at the Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Philadelphia, PA.

Totten, A., Mayo, R., St. Louis, K. O., & Mayo, C. (2016, November). Rural vs. urban attitudes towards stuttering and persons who stutter. Poster presented at the Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Philadelphia, PA.

Węsierska, M., & St. Louis, K. O. (2016, November). Attitudes towards cluttering among Polish and English SLP students. Poster presented at the Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Philadelphia, PA.

Weidner, M. E., & St. Louis, K. O. (2016, November). Changing preschool children’s attitudes toward stuttering. Poster presented at the Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Philadelphia, PA.

St. Louis, K. O. (2016). Electrodermal and heart rate variability in nonstuttering adults and children while listening to stuttered, poorly understood, or normal speech. Proposal submitted to the Grace Clements Fund, Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders, WVU. Amount requested: $1,992. Funded $1,992.

Weidner, M. E., St. Louis, K. O., Nakıscı, E., & Özdemir, R. S. (in press). Cross-cultural evidence of a stuttering stereotype among preschool children. South African Journal of Communication Disorders.

Valente, A. R. S., St. Louis, K. O., Leahy, M., Hall, A., & Jesus, L. (2017). A country-wide probability sample of public attitudes toward stuttering in Portugal. Journal of Fluency Disorders52, 37-52. doi: 10.1016/j.jfludis.2017.03.001

St. Louis, K. O. (in press). Response to book reviews by Starkweather and Blanchet. Journal of Fluency Disorders. doi: 10.1016/j.jfludis.2017.03.003

St. Louis, K. O., Caudle, K. B., Flick, M. M., Hatcher, A. M., Garrett, A. M., Glover, H. L., Weidner, M. E., Öge-Daşdöğen, Ö., & Chichilla, J. G. (2017, March). Test-retest reliability of the POSHA–S/Child in rural West Virginia. Poster presented at the Annual Convention of the West Virginia Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Bridgeport, WV.

Glover, H., St. Louis, K. O., Hatcher, A. M., Caudle, K. B., Flick, M. M., Garrett, A. M., Weidner, M. E. Chichilla, J. G., & Öge-Daşdöğen, Ö. (2017, March). Stuttering attitudes of rural West Virginia preschool through 5th grade children and their parents. Poster presented at the Annual Convention of the West Virginia Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Bridgeport, WV.

Glover, H. L., Caudle, K. B., Hatcher, A. M., Garrett, A. M., Flick, M. M., Chichilla, J. G., & St. Louis, K. O., (2017, April). Comparison of young children’s and parents’ attitudes toward stuttering in rural West Virginia. Poster presented at the Celebration of Scholars Research Forum, College of Education & Human Services, Morgantown, WV.

Flick, M. M., Garrett, A. M., Hatcher, A. M., Caudle, K. B., Glover, H. L., Chichilla, J. G., & St. Louis, K. O., (2017, April). Test-retest reliability of an instrument to measure children’s attitudes toward stuttering. Poster presented at the Celebration of Scholars Research Forum, College of Education & Human Services, Morgantown, WV.