This course provides an overview and update on recent research findings in the genetics of stuttering. The course describes the evidence for genetic factors in stuttering and the genes discovered to date. It discusses the function of these genes and what they tell us about the underlying causes of stuttering. It also discusses efforts to create an animal model for stuttering by putting human stuttering mutations into mice and analyzing their ultrasonic vocalizations.
This activity is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Professional area, Intermediate level).
Financial: Dennis Drayna receives a salary from the National Institutes of Health.
Nonfinancial: Dennis Drayna serves on the Board of Directors for the Stuttering Foundation of America. He conducts research, presents, and publishes on the topic of genetics and stuttering.