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Research

Quite often we are asked by professionals and clients alike, “Is there research available on SpeechEasy?” While SpeechEasy is based on years of scientific data we thought it would be helpful to provide you with information on the published studies and a list of studies that are in the works. To see the full abstract of the published studies, simply click on the citation or contact us and we'll be sure you receive a copy.

In November 2007, we assembled an independent Research Review Panel to assist with the development of additional Request for Proposals (RFP), the evaluation of submitted proposals, and the selection of final grant recipients. The Research Review Panel consists of five highly experienced and respected professionals with a mix of backgrounds in speech pathology, neurology, and pediatrics, each with experience and an interest in stuttering.

Our RFPs solicit interested qualified institutions and/or individuals to conduct an efficacy or basic science research study regarding the use of Speecheasy or its associated technology. The first RFP was created and publicized in July of 2008, with Dr. Ken Logan from the University of Florida selected as the award recipient.

Current RFP (2009)

Ongoing Studies

Dr. Kenneth Logan, Ph.D., Associate Professor—University of Florida

Dr. Lawrence Molt, Ph.D.—Auburn University

Dr. Anne L. Foundas, M.D.—Tulane University and
Edward G. Conture, Ph.D.—Vanderbilt University

Published Studies

Pollard, R., Ellis, J., Finan, D., & Ramig, P. (2009). Effects of the SpeechEasy on objective and perceived aspects of stuttering: a six-month, Phase I clinical trial in naturalistic environments. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 2009; 52: 516–533.

Armson, J., & Kiefte, M. (2008). The effect of SpeechEasy on stuttering frequency, speech rate, and speech naturalness. Journal of Fluency Disorders, 2008; 33(2): 120–34.

O'Donnell, J., Armson, J., & Kiefte, M. (2008). The effectiveness of SpeechEasy during situations of daily living. Journal of Fluency Disorders, 2008; 33(2): 99–119.

Armson, J., Kiefte, M., Mason, J., & DeCroos, D. (2006) The effect of SpeechEasy on stuttering frequency in laboratory conditions. Journal of Fluency Disorders, 2006; 31(2): 137–152.

Stuart, A., Kalinowski, J., Saltuklaroglu, T., Gutupalli, VK. (2006) Investigations of the impact of altered auditory feedback in-the-ear devices on the speech of people who stutter: one-year follow-up. Disability and Rehabilitation, 2006 Jun 30; 28(12): 757–65.

Stuart A., Kalinowski J., Rastatter M., Saltuklaroglu T., Dayalu V. (2004) Investigations of the impact of altered auditory feedback in-the-ear devices on the speech of people who stutter: initial fitting and 4-month follow-up. International Journal Language Communication Disorders, 2004 Jan-Mar; 39(1): 93–113.

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