Movement Research at the Speech Fluency Lab

University of Toronto, Rehabilitation Sciences Institute

At the Speech Fluency Lab, University of Toronto, we are currently conducting a study of movement behaviour in children and adults who do and do not stutter. Through this research, we aim to better understand the nature of stuttering in both children and adults, and ultimately improve treatment. We are looking for children between the ages of 4 and 6 years and between 9 and 11 years, as well as adults between 20 and 45 years of age, to participate. If you stutter, or have a child who stutters, and are interested in participating, we’d love to hear from you. We are inviting participants to attend four research sessions over a two-week period, with the first two and last two sessions coupled one day after the other. Participation in this study is completely voluntary and you may decide to stop participating at any time.

Eligibility Criteria

All genders

4 to 45 years old

between 4 and 6 years of age

between 9 and 11 years of age

between 20 and 45 years of age


without any developmental or neurological concerns

no upper-limb injury

Study Tasks

speech and cognitive tests
computer tasks
finger-sequencing tasks


This study has been approved by the University of Toronto's Research Ethics Board (REB #38412)


Computer task

Activity and Time

Health and Wellness, Psychology

Observational Study

Weekdays, Weeknights, Weekends

20 minute(s) - 60 minute(s) per session

4 session(s)

Participation involves attending 4 separate research sessions over a 2-week period. The first two sessions take place on two consecutive days, with the last two sessions taking place two weeks later.


Gift Card


Transportation or Parking

Study Address

500 University Avenue Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5G 1V7

Posting date: Oct 25, 2019