Course curriculum

  • 1

    Part 1: Stuttering and Cognitive Bias with Naomi Rodgers

    • Video: Stuttering and Cognitive Bias with Naomi Rodgers

  • 2

    Part 2: Self-Study Evaluations

    • Learning Assessment: Stuttering and Cognitive Bias

    • Course Evaluation: Stuttering and Cognitive Bias

CE Course Overview

About the Young Researchers Series Courses

The purpose of this series is to share recent research in stuttering, specifically by giving a platform to today’s younger researchers, who will be leading the field in the future. The series features speakers who have completed their PhD in the past 5 years.

The format consists of a video interview discussing highlights and clinical implications of their work. The goal of this series is to help SLPs stay up to date on current research in stuttering.

Course Content

This course features an interview with Dr. Naomi Rodgers who discusses cognitive bias. Dr. Rodgers presents her research on characteristics of adolescents who stutter. Clinical implications and future work are discussed.   

Learning Outcomes

Participants will be able to:

  • Define cognitive bias
  • Describe how adolescents who stutter and adolescents who do not stutter differ on tasks of cognitive bias
  • Identify the importance of studying individual differences in people who stutter


Run-time: 31:25

Interviewer questions:

  • How did you become interested in stuttering research?
  • Tell me about your research.
  • Define cognitive bias.
  • Why did you decide to research cognitive bias in adolescents who stutter?
  • How did the adolescents who stutter differ from the adolescents who do not stutter on these tasks? Why do you think this difference occurred?
  • Does this finding mean that people who stutter are more socially anxious than people who don’t stutter?
  • Are there any plans to study this in young kids who stutter?
  • What is the biggest thing that you want SLPs to take away from your research?
  • What are your next steps?


Courtney Luckman, MA, CCC-SLP, is a person who stutters and clinician at speech IRL specializing in the areas of stuttering and autism. She has presented on stuttering research and clinical applications at several national conferences. Her masters thesis on lexical skills in children who stutter was recently published in the Journal of Fluency Disorders. Courtney is active in the stuttering community, currently serving as chair of the junior board for Shared Voices, a Chicago community center for people who stutter.  

Naomi Rodgers, PhD, CCC-SLP, is an assistant professor at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. She moved there in 2019 after finishing her Ph.D. at the University of Iowa. She directs the UNL Stuttering Lab where she focuses her research program on the psychosocial aspects of stuttering, primarily among adolescents who stutter. One specific line of her work that we’ll be talking about today investigates a phenomenon called “cognitive bias” among young people who stutter. In addition to her research, she teaches courses to undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Nebraska and also leads the local NSA chapter serving people who stutter in the Lincoln and Omaha area.  


Courtney Luckman

Financial: Courtney is an employee of and receives salary from speech IRL.

Non-financial: Courtney is chair of the junior board of Shared Voices Chicago.

Naomi Rodgers

Financial: Dr. Rodgers received an honorarium for this talk. Dr. Rodgers’s work was supported by internal research grants from the University of Iowa (DeLTA Center, Graduate and Professional Student Government, Graduate Student Senate).

Non-financial: None

Special Needs

Contact for any special needs requests.

Course Completion Requirements

This course is offered for 0.05 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional area).

Successful completion of the post-test (>80%) and completion of the course evaluation is required to earn ASHA CEUs. 

A purchased online course can be refunded by contacting within 30 days of purchase. The course materials must not have been viewed or downloaded. 

If you are not 100% satisfied with speech IRL’s continuing education services, please contact organizer Courtney Luckman at for a full refund.

Course Registration

Stuttering and Cognitive Bias with Naomi Rodgers (0.05 ASHA CEUs)