Barbara Brown, MS, CCC-SLP

Research Interests / Training Areas:

  • Fluency disorders in children and adults
  • Pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders
  • Developmental language disorders


Barbara Brown is a research associate, clinical instructor, and certified speech-language pathologist.  She has extensive clinical experience working with adults and children in addition to serving as the project coordinator for NIH-funded grants awarded to Purdue faculty in the areas of: the physiology of stuttering, motor speech development, and grammatical morphology in children with specific language impairment. Barbara currently co-teaches the Stuttering course, supervises graduate students in the speech clinic, and coordinates research activities in the I-EaT Lab.  Her current interests include evidence-based practice and treatment outcomes in clients who stutter, and speech and swallowing disorders in children with cerebral palsy.

Recent Presentations & Publications:

Walsh, B., Usler, E., Bostian, A., Mohan, R., Gerwin, K, Brown, B., Weber, C., Smith, A. (September 2018). What are predictors for persistence in childhood stuttering? Seminars in Speech & Language, (39), 299-312.

Walsh, B., Brown, B., Gerwin, K.. (April 2018). New Research Directions and Intervention Strategies with Children Who Stutter. Invited presentation at the Indiana Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention.  Indianapolis, IN (April 6, 2018)

Leech, K, Bernstein Ratner, N, Brown, B., & Weber, C. (2017). Preliminary evidence that growth in productive language differentiates childhood stuttering persistence and recovery. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 60, 3097-3109.

Leonard, L., Haebig, E., Deevy, P., & Brown, B. (2017) Tracking the growth of tense and agreement in children   with specific language impairment: Differences between measures of accuracy, diversity, and productivity. Journal of Speech, Language, & Hearing Research, (60), 3590-3600.

Bostian, A., Brown, B., Weber, C. (Nov. 2016). Disfluency Characteristics of Children Aged 4-5 Years Associated with Persistence and Recovery of Stuttering. Poster presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Philadelphia, PA.



Clinical Instructor

Lyles-Porter Hall, Room 3164
Phone: 765-496-6403 

Speech, Language, & Hearing Sciences, Lyles-Porter Hall, 715 Clinic Drive, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2122, PH: (765) 494-3789

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