FluencyBank English Purdue Corpus

Christine Weber
Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
Purdue University


Anne Smith
Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences
Purdue University

Amanda Hampton Wray
Communication Sciences and Disorders
University of Pittsburgh


Bridget Walsh
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Michigan State University


Evan Usler
Communication Sciences and Disorders
University of Delaware


Participants: 195
Type of Study: clinical
Location: USA
Media type: audio not available
DOI: doi:10.21415/P2JB-CA45

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Users of this corpus should cite the following publication:

Smith, A., & Weber, C. (2016). Childhood Stuttering–Where are we and Where are we going? Seminars in Speech and Language, 37, 4, 291-297).

Other publications relevant to this corpus include:

Walsh, B, Christ, S., & Weber, C. (2021 in press). Exploring relationships among risk factors for persistence in early childhood stuttering. Journal of Speech, Language, & Hearing Research

Usler, E., Smith, A., & Weber, C. (2017). A lag in speech motor coordination during sentence production is associated with stuttering persistence in young children. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 60(1), 51-61.

Usler, E. R., & Walsh, B. (2018). The Effects of Syntactic Complexity and Sentence Length on the Speech Motor Control of School-Age Children Who Stutter. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 61(9), 2157-2167.

Walsh, B., Usler, E., Bostian, A., Mohan, R., Gerwin, K. L., Brown, B., & Smith, A. (2018, September). What are predictors for persistence in childhood stuttering? Seminars in Speech and Language, 39,4, 299-312.

Walsh, B., Bostian, A., Tichenor, S. E., Brown, B., & Weber, C. (2020). Disfluency Characteristics of 4-and 5-Year-Old Children Who Stutter and Their Relationship to Stuttering Persistence and Recovery. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 63(8), 2555-2566.

Gerwin, K., Brosseau-Lapre’, F., Brown, B. Christ, S., & Weber, C. (2019). Rhyme production strategies distinguish stuttering recovery and persistence. Journal of Speech, Language, & Hearing Sciences, 62(9), 3302-3319.

Kreidler, K., Hampton Wray, A., Usler, E., & Weber, C. (2017). Neural indices of semantic processing in early childhood distinguish eventual stuttering persistence and recovery. Journal of Speech, Language, & Hearing Research, 60, 3118-3134, doi: 10.1044/2017_JSLHR-S-17-0081.

Mohan, R., & Weber, C., (2015). Neural systems mediating processing of sound units of language distinguish recovery versus persistence in stuttering. Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders, 7:28. PMID: 26284147

Usler, E., & Weber-Fox, C. (2015). Neurodevelopment for Syntactic Processing Distinguishes Childhood Stuttering Recovery versus Persistence. Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders, 7:4. PMID: 25657823

Spencer, C., & Weber-Fox, C. (2014). Preschool speech articulation and nonword repetition abilities may help predict eventual recovery or persistence of stuttering. Journal of Fluency Disorders, 41, 32-46. PMID: 25173455

Project Description

Led by Anne Smith and Christine Weber (previously publishing as Weber-Fox), co-Principal Investigators, this project followed almost 200 children (CWS n=125 [27 F; 98 M]; TD n=70 [23 F; 47 M] for three years, starting at age 3;5 (age at first visit) to age 6;11. Key publications providing more detailed information about this project can be found in the articles referenced above which detail factors significant in predicting recovery/persistence in CWS by the ages of 4 and 5 years.