Richburg Publishes on Speed of Processing in Speakers Who Stutter

Posted on 9/28/2012 6:28:02 PM

Cynthia McCormick Richburg, an audiologist on the faculty in Special Education and Clinical Services, has recently published a journal article on the speed of stimulus categorization in speakers who stutter.

The article, “Is Speed of Stimulus Categorization Slower in Stuttering Speakers? A Cognitive Event-Related Potential Study,” and appeared in the Asia Pacific Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing (volume 15, number 3, pp. 211-229).


Auditory P300 event-related potentials were obtained to determine processing speeds in individuals who stutter compared to individuals who do not. The findings suggest that stuttering might involve “subtle cognitive deficits related to speed of information processing.”

The article is coauthored with Michael Blomgren, Sara Rhodehouse, and Sean Redmond of the University of Utah.