Join us on Zoom for another online speaker series event, this time featuring Dr. Ai Leen Choo from Georgia State University. This event is free to the public, but registration is required. Registration details below.
Understanding the development of cognitive components involved in speech production (such as working memory, attention, and inhibitory control) could help us understand why some individuals who stutter recover while others experience chronic stuttering. Research in monolinguals suggests that stuttering is correlated with weaker working memory, attention and inhibitory control. Interestingly, these same cognitive components are enhanced in bilinguals as a result of the constant need to manage and switch between languages. Thus, knowing how stuttering impacts the development of these components in bilinguals could shed light on the disorder and inform how we treat and manage stuttering.
During the talk, Dr. Choo will discuss:
- findings from research examining working memory, attention and inhibitory control in monolinguals who stutter
- the development of these components in bilinguals
- findings related to recovery and chronicity in bilinguals.
Ai Leen Choo is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Georgia State University. She received her Ph.D. in Speech and Hearing Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and completed her postdoctoral training at the University of Michigan. Her research aims to understand the effects of stuttering on cognitive development in monolinguals and bilinguals, and how specific cognitive factors are involved in the trajectory of the disorder. She teaches the Neuroscience for Communication Disorders, and Stuttering courses at Georgia State University.
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