1 Updates
Children who stutter differ in brain development: Study
Photo Credit: , Getty Images

Children who stutter differ in brain development: Study

Oct 16 2013, 4:55am CDT | by IANS

Vancouver, Oct 16 (IANS) Children who stutter have less grey matter in key regions of the brain responsible for speech production than children who do not stutter, according to a new Canadian study.

Vancouver, Oct 16 — Children who stutter have less grey matter in key regions of the brain responsible for speech production than children who do not stutter, according to a new Canadian study. The...

Filed under: news

Full Story below YouTube Videos

 
 

 

26 weeks ago

Children who stutter differ in brain development: Study

Oct 16 2013, 4:55am CDT | by IANS

Vancouver, Oct 16 (IANS) Children who stutter have less grey matter in key regions of the brain responsible for speech production than children who do not stutter, according to a new Canadian study.

Vancouver, Oct 16 — Children who stutter have less grey matter in key regions of the brain responsible for speech production than children who do not stutter, according to a new Canadian study.

The study, published recently in the peer-reviewed journal Cortex, explains how the brain is built for speech production, why people stutter, and affirms the importance of seeking early treatment, Xinhua reported citing the study.

Researchers from the University of Alberta scanned the brains of 28 children ranging from five to 12 years old, half of whom had been diagnosed with a stutter. The remaining half served as a control group.

Results showed that the inferior frontal gyrus region of the brain develops abnormally in children who stutter.

According to the researchers, that part of the brain is thought to control articulatory coding - taking information our brain understands about language and sounds and coding it into speech movements.

"If you think about the characteristics of stuttering, repetitions of the first sounds or syllables in a word, prolongation of sounds in a word,it's easy to hypothesise that it's a speech-motor-control problem," said Deryk Beal, lead author of the study.

Beal sees the results as a first step towards testing to see how grey matter volumes are influenced by stuttering treatment and understanding motor-sequence learning differences between children who stutter and those who do not.

"The more we know about motor learning in these kids, the more we can adjust our treatment, deliver it in a shorter period of time, and deliver it more effectively," he said.

IANS

Source: IANS

 

Don't miss ...

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Real Gold IRA, LLC is Now Offering Nationwide Alternative to Retirement Account Holders - Learn How to Escape the High Fees That Erode IRA & 401(k) Retirement Accounts
Real Gold IRA, LLC is now offering a nationwide alternative to retirement account holders. They specialize in converting high fee IRA/401(k) retirement accounts into IRA LLCs, saving people thousands in account management fees while allowing physical possession of precious metals. Real Gold IRA LLCs are the low cost retirement account.
 
 
Great Interviewing Tips to Make a Killer Sales Hire
Great Interviewing Tips to Make a Killer Sales Hire
Running a recruitment company, I’m often asked by business development professionals as to my thoughts on interviewing for a sales, sales management, or account management job. Frequently, I get variations on three of...
 
 
Online Scams Lure Shoppers With 'Luxury' Handbag Ripoffs
Online Scams Lure Shoppers With 'Luxury' Handbag Ripoffs
If you’re feeling flush and want to do your part for consumer confidence – say because you’re expecting a tax refund from Uncle Sam – shop carefully before blowing your wad on a luxury handbag, especially when buying...
 
 
The Art Of Essentialism
When I was at SXSW I learned about a discipline from author Greg McKeown called Essentialism. Essentialism is the art of discerning between external noise and internal voice. It’s not a task and time management tactical...
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

New iPhone Mockups Being Shown Off At Hong Kong Electronics Fair
There have been several leaks in recent months related to what the iPhone 6 is going to look like and when it will be released. For the first time, people are getting a chance to look at a physical version based on...
Read more on Apple Balla
 
iPhone Case Design Confirms Several Rumors About iPhone 6
iPhone cases are a big business and are typically ahead of the curve, basing their designs on new iPhone models before the announcements are even officially made. That is why the alleged photos of a new iPhone case are...
Read more on Apple Balla
 
Real Gold IRA, LLC is Now Offering Nationwide Alternative to Retirement Account Holders - Learn How to Escape the High Fees That Erode IRA & 401(k) Retirement Accounts
Provo, UT, April 17, 2014 --(PR.com)-- A median-income, two-earner household will pay nearly $155,000 on a variety of fees associated with their individual retirement savings accounts over the course of their lifetime...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Great Interviewing Tips to Make a Killer Sales Hire
Running a recruitment company, I’m often asked by business development professionals as to my thoughts on interviewing for a sales, sales management, or account management job. Frequently, I get variations on three of...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Online Scams Lure Shoppers With 'Luxury' Handbag Ripoffs
If you’re feeling flush and want to do your part for consumer confidence – say because you’re expecting a tax refund from Uncle Sam – shop carefully before blowing your wad on a luxury handbag, especially when buying...
Read more on Business Balla
 
The Art Of Essentialism
When I was at SXSW I learned about a discipline from author Greg McKeown called Essentialism. Essentialism is the art of discerning between external noise and internal voice. It’s not a task and time management tactical...
Read more on Business Balla
 
5 Startup Tips From Jennie Enterprise, CEO And Founder, CORE
I had the pleasure of sitting down with the charming, elegant and insanely driven Jennie Enterprise, founder and CEO of the ultra-exclusive CORE: club in mid-town Manhattan. Home to an array of personalities from...
Read more on Business Balla
 
How Learning An Additional Language Could Influence Your Business
I’ve written extensively about the ways good grammar and command of the English language can make or break a business (or a career). But what about your ability to speak another language, in addition to English? Is it...
Read more on Auto Balla
 
Dodilio's Unique Research Procurement System Adds Efficiency to Fortune 100 Company
Boston, MA, April 17, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Dodilio, the first global network to allow professionals to generate, consume, and collaboratively-develop customized research products and services on demand, resourced 12...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Hyster Company Works with Seegrid to Provide Guided by Seegrid Technology to Hyster Customers
Pittsburgh, PA, April 17, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Today, Hyster Company announced that by working with Seegrid, the leading provider of vision-guided flexible automated guided vehicles (AGVs), Guided by Seegrid technology...
Read more on Business Balla
 
 
Auto Balla Sexy Balla Sport Balla TV Balla Politics Balla Movie Balla Apple Balla Business Balla Ad Balla Celebrity Balla