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HHS Researchers Spotlight: Bridget Walsh

Although one out of every 20 preschoolers experiences a period of stuttering, the majority of children who stutter — some 75 percent — “grow out of it” with or without treatment. But what about the 25 percent who persist and grow into adults who stutter?

That question drives the work of BRIDGET WALSH (PhD ’07), a research scientist in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences. Funded by a three-year grant from the National Institutes of Health, Walsh is embarking on a new study of the neural mechanisms that contribute to stuttering in children. Read More...

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