The Michigan State University Spartan Stuttering Laboratory seeks to learn more about the experiences of people who stutter.

The vast majority of research on stuttering has focused on the observations and perceptions of listeners. We hope to change that by gathering information directly from people who stutter.

One aspect of this research involves a series of detailed surveys that will examine various aspects of stuttering. The first survey asks about the moment of stuttering itself:

  • how do people who stutter describe the moment of stuttering?
  • what do people who stutter experience during the instant when they are stuttering?
  • are there aspects of stuttering that observers and listeners cannot see or hear?
  • what do speech-language pathologists need to learn from people who stutter about the moment of stuttering?

Clicking on the following links will take you to the consent form for our survey. We hope you will consider providing us with your thoughts about your experiences with stuttering.

Thoughts about Stuttering: Part I

Thoughts about Stuttering: Part II

Thoughts about Stuttering: Part III

NEW! Thoughts about Stuttering: Part IV

Recovery from stuttering: What does it mean to you?

Prior surveys (no longer active):

A Survey of Speakers' Experiences of the Moment of Stuttering 

We want to hear from as many people who stutter as possible. Please help us spread the word by sharing the surveys with your friends who stutter.

To be informed about future surveys, please enter your name and email below. We will only use your email address for the purposes of informing you about future surveys from the MSU Spartan Stuttering Laboratory.

Many research laboratories are conducting excellent research on stuttering. Click here to learn about some opportunities to participate in cutting-edge research.

If you have a question or would like to provide feedback about our surveys, please enter it below:


J Scott Yaruss, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-F, F-ASHA
Professor, Communicative Sciences and Disorders

Seth E. Tichenor, MS, CCC-SLP
Doctoral Candidate

Caryn Herring, MS, CCC-SLP
Doctoral Student

Michigan State University
Communicative Sciences and Disorders
1026 Red Cedar Road, East Lansing, Michigan 48824