Research Archive

Research Archive

Previous research projects which we have funded since 1997 include the following….. please get in touch if you would like further details on any.  This is not an exhaustive list.

Naheem Bashir. PhD October 2014 – September 2018. Using tDCS to improve speech processes in typical speakers and speakers who stutter.

Butler C (2014) Wanted – straight talkers: stammering and aesthetic labour. Work, Employment and Society 28(5): 718-734.

Link to the published article

Link to the pre-published version via Newcastle University’s website

Butler C (2019) Working the ‘wise’ in speech and language therapy: Evidence-based practice, biopolitics and ‘pastoral labour’. Social Science & Medicine 230 1-8.

Link to the published article

Link to the pre-published version via Newcastle University’s website

Short video abstract for this project, available

Costelloe, S., Davis, S., Cavenagh, P. & Doneva, S. P. (2019) Attention levels in young children who stutter. Applied Neuropsychology: Child 8 (4), 355-365.

Cavenagh, P., Costelloe, S., Davis, S. & Howell, P. (2015). Characteristics of young children close to the onset of stuttering. Communication Disorders Quarterly 36 (3) 162-171. doi:10.1177/1525740114549955.

 Costelloe, S., Davis, S. & Cavenagh, P. (2015). Parental beliefs about stuttering and experiences of the therapy process: an on line survey in conjunction with the British Stammering Association. 10th Oxford Dysfluency Conference. Procedia – Social and Behavioural Sciences, 193, 82-91.

Doneva, S. P. (2019) Adult stuttering and attentional ability: A meta-analytic review. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology 0 (0), 1-10.

Doneva, S. P.,  Davis, S. & Cavenagh, P. (2017) Comparing the performance of people who stutter and people who do not stutter on the Test of Everyday Attention. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 40 (6), 544-558.

Howell, P., Tang, K., Tuomainen, O., Chan, K., Beltran, K., Mirawdeli, A. & Harris, J. (2017). Identification of fluency and word-finding difficulty in samples of children with diverse language backgrounds. International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 52, 595-611.

Howell, P., Yoshikawa, K., Tang, K., Harris, J. & Sorger, C. (2017). Intervention for word-finding difficulty for children starting school who have diverse language backgrounds. Proceedings of Disfluencies in Spontaneous Speech, 8th workshop. KTH Royal Institute of Technology, TMH-QPSR, 58,33-36. RPS:

Howell, P. (2015). Intervention for children with word-finding difficulty: Impact on fluency during spontaneous speech for children using English as their native or as an additional language. Proceedings of conference on Disfluencies in Spontaneous Speech, Edinburgh, August 2015.

Mirawdeli, A. (2015). Identifying children who stutter or have other difficulties in speech production in school reception classes. Procedia-Social and Behavioral Sciences, 193, 192-201.

Avin Mirawdeli. PhD October 2012 – June 2016. Assessing speech fluency problems in typically developing children aged 4 to 5 years.

Mirawdeli, A. & Howell, P. (2016). Is it necessary to assess fluent symptoms, duration of dysfluent events and physical concomitants when identifying children who are at risk of speech difficulties? Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics, 30, 696-719.

Todd, H, Mirawdd, A., Costelloe, S., Cavenagh, P., Davis, S. & Howell, P. (2014). Scores on Riley’s stuttering severity instrument versions three and four for samples of different length and for different types of speech material. Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics 204: Early Online 1-15 ISSN 0269-9206/1464-5076.

Star Talking project, undertaken by Isobel Crichton-Smith, which has developed a practical pay pack and activity book to help parents support stammering children at home, before accessing speech and language therapy.

Tamara Davidson Thompson PhD at UEA – A Survey of Practice of Speech and Language Therapists who work with People who Stutter