Discovery through investigation.
Let’s get scientific!
In addition to being a practicing clinician, I’m also a dedicated researcher who values scientific inquiry and the peer review process. As the director of the Fluency Disorders Research Lab within the School of Education (Department of Speech-Language Pathology) at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, NJ, my fantastic team and I strive to recognize and explore novel topics in fluency disorders. It’s a total blast!
To date, we’ve worked together with some of the brightest minds from respected higher educational institutions within the United States such as Wayne State University (MI), Bowling Green State University (OH), La Salle University (PA), Baldwin Wallace University (OH), Eastern Kentucky University (KY), and more. Additionally, we’ve gained valuable knowledge through our ongoing working relationship with the Chmela Communication Center (IL), which is one of the nation’s premier assessment and treatment providers for people who stutter.
Raj, E. X. (2022). Laughter in stuttering therapy: Using humor-based apps to begin meaningful discussions. In H. Sønsterud & K. Węsierska (Eds.), Dialogue without barriers: Stuttering management for children and adults. (pp. 583-603). Poland: Agere Aude Foundation for Knowledge and Social Dialogue.
Raj, E. X. (2021). Silencing the doubt and accepting invitations. In Aurora Corialis Publishing. Becoming an exceptional SLP leader: 14 speech-language pathologists do much more than talk. (pp. 49-61). Phoenix, AZ: Mai Ling Chan, LLC.
Dignazio, L. E., Kenny, M. M., Raj, E. X. & Pelkey, K. D. (2020). Stuttering-related podcasts: Audio-based self-help for people who stutter. Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups. Advanced online publication. https://doi.org/10.1044/2020_PERSP-20-00014
Hughes, C. D., Daniels, D. E., Raj, E. X., & Ghent, A. (2019). Using actors and peers in the clinical education of stuttering: Results from a mixed methods study. Clinical Archives of Communication Disorders, 4(1), 21-34. https://doi.org/10.21849/cacd.2019.00031
Trichon, M. & Raj, E. X. (2018). Peer support for people who stutter: History, benefits, and accessibility. In B. J. Amster & E. R. Klein (Eds.), More than fluency: The social, emotional, and cognitive dimensions of stuttering. (pp. 187-214). San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing.
Raj, E. X., Ahmed, N. N., & Hughes, C. D. (2017). Digital guest speakers who stutter: Student perceptions of videoconferencing within a fluency disorders course. Clinical Archives of Communication Disorders, 2(3), 238-249. https://doi.org/10.21849/cacd.2017.00213
Raj, E. X., & Daniels, D. E. (2017). Psychosocial support for adults who stutter: Exploring the role of online communities. Speech, Language and Hearing, 20(3), 144-153. https://doi.org/10.1080/2050571X.2016.1253533
The Fluency Disorders Research Lab would like to express sincere gratitude to Monmouth University for its ongoing financial support through the use of graduate research assistantships as well as Monmouth University’s Summer Scholars Program. Additionally, the Fluency Disorders Research Lab is thankful for the Monmouth University School of Education Mentoring Program that has enabled members of this lab to gain valuable guidance and insight that has been directly related to the creation and execution of numerous research initiatives.
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