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Are you a person who stutters age 18 or above?
Would you like to participate in an important research study for people who stutter, and be entered to win a $25 Amazon gift card?
If so, please fill out this brief online questionnaire that seeks to better understand public and private reactions to stuttering experienced by people who stutter. We need YOUR help!
This study has been approved by the Institutional Review Board at Montclair State University, Study #: FY19-20-1813. The study is being conducted by Michael Boyle, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, who is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Montclair State University. The survey will take 15-20 minutes to complete. The purpose of the study is to better understand the public and private reactions that people who stutter experience in response to their stuttering, and to see how these reactions are associated with well-being and communicative participation.
Michael P. Boyle, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
1515 Broad St., Building B - 2nd floor
Montclair State University
Bloomfield, NJ 07003
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 2012
My research is focused on understanding how public and private stigma impacts the well-being and societal participation of people who stutter. My overall goal is to improve quality of life and communicative participation for individuals who stutter using evidence-based strategies for public and private stigma reduction. I am currently involved in several research projects aiming to identify best practices for improving societal attitudes toward stuttering, as well as identifying predictors of communicative participation and well-being in adults who stutter.
Google scholar profile: https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=N5_EVJkAAAAJ
Beita-Ell, C., & Boyle, M. P. (2020). School-based speech-language pathologists’ perceived self-efficacy in conducting multidimensional treatment with children who stutter. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, advance online publication, 51, 1172-1186. https://doi.org/10.1044/2020_LSHSS-20-00044
Boyle, M. P. (2020). Reflections on the process of looking at stuttering differently. In A. Blom, K. Hurwitz, H., Jemmett, M., Palasik, S., Mertz, P., Kittelstved, T., Dellinger, R., & Michise, J. (Eds.), Proceedings from the International Stuttering Awareness Day (ISAD) online conference: Journey of words – resilience and bouncing back. International Stuttering Association.
Boyle, M. P., & Gabel, R. M. (2020). "Openness and progress with communication and confidence have all gone hand in hand": Reflections on the experience of transitioning between concealment and openness among adults who stutter. Journal of Fluency Disorders, 65, 105781. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jfludis.2020.105781
Boyle, M. P., & Gabel, R. (2020). Toward a better understanding of the process of disclosure events among people who stutter. Journal of Fluency Disorders, doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jfludis.2020.105746
Boyle, M. P. (2019). Psychological correlates of biological and non-biological explanations for stuttering. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, DOI: 10.1080/17549507.2019.1663931
Boyle, M. P., Beita-Ell, C., & Milewski, K. M. (2019). Finding the good in the challenge: Benefit finding among adults who stutter. Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, 4, 1316-1326.
Boyle, M. P. (2019). Making change happen: How we can work together to decrease stigma (pp. 87-100). In P. Campbell, C. D. Constantino, & S. Simpson (Eds.), Stammering pride and prejudice: Difference not defect. Albury, UK: J & R Press Ltd.
Boyle, M. P., Milewski, K. M., Beita-Ell, C. (2018). Disclosure of stuttering and quality of life in people who stutter. Journal of Fluency Disorders, 58, 1-10.
Boyle, M. P., Beita-Ell, C., Milewski, K. M., & Fearon, A. N. (2018). Self-esteem, self-efficacy, and social support as predictors of communicative participation in adults who stutter. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 61, 1893-1906.
Boyle, M. P. (2018). Enacted stigma and felt stigma experienced by adults who stutter. Journal of Communication Disorders, 73, 50-61.
Boyle, M. P. (2018). The importance of self-efficacy for individuals who stutter. In B. J. Amster & E. R. Klein (Eds.), More than fluency: The social, emotional, and cognitive dimensions of stuttering (pp. 19-44). San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing, Inc.
Boyle, M. P., & Fearon, A. N. (2018). Self-stigma and its associations with stress, physical health, and health care satisfaction in adults who stutter. Journal of Fluency Disorders,56, 112-121.
Boyle, M. P. (2017). Personal perceptions and perceived public opinion about stuttering in the United States: Implications for anti-stigma campaigns. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 26, 921-938.
Boyle, M. P., Dioguardi, L., & Pate, J. E. (2017). Key elements in contact, education, and protest based anti-stigma programs for stuttering. Speech, Language and Hearing, 20, 232-240.
Boyle, M. P., Dioguardi, L., & Pate, J. E. (2016). A comparison of three strategies for reducing the public stigma associated with stuttering. Journal of Fluency Disorders, 50, 44-58.
Boyle, M. P. (2016). Will education about biological causes of stuttering reduce stigma? Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, 1(2), 70-78.
Boyle, M. P., Daniels, D., Hughes, C., & Buhr, A. (2016). Considering disability culture for culturally competent interactions with individuals who stutter. Contemporary Issues in Communication Sciences and Disorders, 43, 11-22.
Boyle, M. P. (2016). The impact of causal attribution on stigmatizing attitudes toward a person who stutters. Journal of Communication Disorders, 60, 14-26.
Boyle, M. P. (2016). Relations between causal attributions for stuttering and psychological well-being in adults who stutter. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 18, 1-10.
Boyle, M. P. (2016). Self-stigma associated with stuttering: Implications for well-being and strategies for change. Proceedings from the 8th World Congress on Fluency Disorders, International Fluency Association.
Boyle, M. P., & Blood, G. W. (2015). Stigma and stuttering: Conceptualizations, applications, and coping. In K. O. St. Louis (Ed.), Stuttering meets stereotype, stigma, and discrimination: An overview of attitude research. Morgantown, WV: West Virginia University Press.
Boyle, M. P. (2015). The importance of challenging the public stigma of stuttering. Proceedings from the International Stuttering Awareness Day (ISAD) Online Conference, International Stuttering Association.
Boyle, M. P. (2015). Identifying correlates of self-stigma in adults who stutter: Further establishing the construct validity of the Self-Stigma of Stuttering Scale (4S), Journal of Fluency Disorders, 43, 17-27.
Boyle, M. P. (2015). Relationships between psychosocial factors and quality of life for adults who stutter. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 24, 1-12.
CSND 585 Fluency Disorders
CSND 592 Research in Speech-Language Pathology
CSND 409 Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Hearing Systems
CSND 410 Neurophysiological Bases of Communication
CSND 595 Applying Research to Clinical Practice in Speech-Language Pathology I
CSND 596 Applying Research to Clinical Practice in Speech-Language Pathology II
CSND 835 Practicum in University Teaching
CSND 899 Directed Readings - Advanced Topics in Fluency Disorders
CSND 900 Dissertation Preparation
CSND 920 Qualifying Examination Preparation