We are advancing both knowledge and understanding of stuttering through our support of research. As the largest stuttering support organization in North America, with access to large numbers of individuals and families affected by stuttering, the NSA recognizes its unique potential for helping the research community.

To that end, the NSA created the National Stuttering Association Research Committee (NSARC) to:

(a) Establish a set of policies and procedures for qualified investigators to follow when requesting participation of NSA members in approved research projects,

(b) Develop a mechanism to help fund research when possible,

(c) Conduct internal research to increase knowledge about self-help/support for stuttering, and,

(d) Provide current research information to the NSA Board of Directors.

Since 1999, the NSARC has approved numerous research proposals and has helped connect investigators with potential subjects from all over the country. Many of these projects have made significant contributions to understanding the nature of stuttering and its impact on those affected. (Updated February 2018)

Interested in Doing Research?

The NSA actively supports research on stuttering. Through its Research Committee, the NSA seeks to facilitate interactions and collaboration between scientists and people who stutter. This includes supporting researchers in the recruitment of study participants and disseminating research findings to interested members of the stuttering community.

Ready to submit your request?

Please note that the deadlines for submissions to conduct research are: February 15th, June 15th & October 15th.

Questions? Contact our NSARC Co-Chairs Kathy Scaler-Scott, Ph.D., SLP (scalerscott3@gmail.com) and Nathan Maxfield, Ph.D., SLP (NMaxfield@USF.edu).