Good evening! I hope this message finds you well. My name is Emily Williams, and I am a graduate student in the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department at the University of Mississippi. Currently, I am working in collaboration with the team at the Laboratory for Stuttering Science, Treatment, and Advocacy Research (SSTAR Lab), led by Dr. Greg Snyder. We are reaching out to the speech-language pathologists working with children (ages 8 to 12) in our public schools for assistance with a new online emotional resilience program for children who stutter. We would be very grateful if you could forward this information to those in your state through WVSHA at your earliest convenience, or if you could direct us to a WVSHA committee member who may be able to assist with that. If you have any questions at all, please feel free to reach out.
Thank you so much!
Dear Speech Language Pathologist,
Good day! My name is Emily Williams, and I am a graduate student in the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department at the University of Mississippi. Currently, I am working in collaboration with the team at the Laboratory for Stuttering Science, Treatment, and Advocacy Research (SSTAR Lab). I hope this message finds you well.
I am contacting you regarding a study we are conducting called “Effects of Emotional Resilience Training on the Quality of Life for Children Who Stutter.” As the study’s title implies, this research focuses on the emotional experience of children who stutter and seeks to develop a curriculum to improve their resilience when confronted with social dominance behavior (i.e., “bullies”). It is a 7-week online program covering 12 lessons that last 15-20 minutes, each, with pre- and post- surveys to measure the program’s efficacy.
We are looking for children ages 8 to 12 who stutter for this initial study. If you know of anyone who may fit those requirements and be interested, please consider sharing this information with them and their families. You may find out more about the project through our webpage https://csd.olemiss.edu/Resilience/. Interested participants and their families may view additional information about the program and begin our eligibility verification process through this Qualtrics survey: https://uofmississippi.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9TeCnyqOZepel5c.
This study has been reviewed by The University of Mississippi’s Institutional Review Board (IRB) #23-023. All participation is voluntary and may be withdrawn at any time. If you have any questions, concerns, or reports regarding research participant rights, please contact the IRB at 662-915-7482.
If you are interested, I may send a flier of our study as well as our consent form for parents to share with students and their families. Of course, I would be happy to answer any questions you may have about the study. You are welcome to contact me or my research supervisor, Dr. Greg Snyder, at Resilience@olemiss.edu. Thank you for your consideration!