The Oxford Dysfluency Conference is one of the main international conferences on stammering research and therapy. These are some videos of participants at the September 2011 conference.
BSA serving the whole community:
BSA Education Officer Cherry Hughes giving her impressions of the Conference. Apologies for abrupt start and end, it was a very brief, final tea break...
The impact of stammering on young children:
Dr Marilyn Langevin talks about her PhD study where she looked into the negative responses (or 'contingencies') young children who stammer experience on a daily basis as a result of their stammer.
Children who stammer with learning disabilities:
The ISTAR team (Edmonton, Canada) talking about therapy for children who stammer with learning disabilities.
Day 2 at Oxford:
Specialist speech and language therapist Isobel Pickering from East Anglia giving her impression of Day 2 of Oxford Conference. Including empty wine trolley.
The brains of people who stammer:
Professor Martin Sommer of Göttingen University talking about the differences in brain structure and function between people who do and do not stammer.
More on brain research:
Professor Martin Sommer from Göttingen University explains the findings of their latest research, namely that the integration of auditory and speech processes in people who stammer is a right-hemispheric activity, as opposed to people who don't stammer. (There is some background wind noise.)
A DVD of Martin Sommer's presentation at the conference 'Neurophysiology of Stuttering' is available for sale from the Stuttering Foundation of America.
Evidence based practice:
Dr Rosemarie Hayhow of the Bristol Speech and Language Research Unit talking about evidence based practice for stammering therapy:
(Sound volume on this video is low, it was a first experiment.)