Investigating the feasibility of using transcranial direct current stimulation to enhance fluency in people who stutter

: 2 credits
Expiry Date
: None
CPD Units
: 2.00 Points
: 2.9/4

This article looks at the use of transcranial direct stimulation, along with traditional speech therapy techniques, to help improve fluency in adults who stutter.

Keywords: Stuttering, Dysfluency, Transcranial direct magnetic stimulation

Reading material:

Educational Objectives

Educational Aim:
The aim of this article investigates the use of transcranial direct stimulation of the inferior frontal lobe to help improve fluency in adults who stutter.

Editor's comments:
This article introduces a new technique to help individuals who stutter. In addition, it can also be used with articulation difficulties, apraxia and aphasia. Transcranial stimulation is technique we should be learning about to better assist our clients. .

Educational Outcomes:
Upon completion of this module practitioners should have a clear understanding of:

  1. Definition of stuttering.
  2. Understanding of transcranial direct stimulation.
  3. Speech and language gains achieved after using Transcranial Direct Stimulation.
  4. Participant selection in this study.
  5. Procedures employed in this study for testing fluency.
  6. Procedures employed in this study for conducting transcranial direct stimulation.
  7. Results of the study.
  8. Conclusions drawn from this study.
  9. The need for more research.

Instruction for this Module

  • Read the supplied reading material and complete the quiz at the end
  • You need to pass the quiz and complete the course rating to generate the module certificate at the end
  • You have three attempts to pass the quiz
  • The pass grade is 70%
  • Please click on the CPD certificate link to claim your certificate and to update your CPD Manager

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