Dr. Nan Ratner is Professor and Chair, Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences, the University of Maryland, College Park, and the author of the major texts Psycholinguistics and The Development of Language (both with Jean Berko Gleason) and the most recent edition of A Handbook on Stuttering (6th ed) with Oliver Bloodstein. She is the author of numerous chapters and research articles in the areas of fluency, child language acquisition, and child language disorder. She is an ASHA Fellow, and the 2006 recipient of the International Fluency Association's Distinguished Researcher Award. On this day. her presentation addressed recent research in genetics, brain imaging,
drugs/devices, study of children at stuttering onset, and treatment
outcomes to show what we have learned in the past few years and the clinical value of this information.