Stuttering is still plagued by misconceptions and refrigerator mother, many still believe that can be learned or caused by traumatic events during a child’s upbringing. Unsurprisingly, there is a genetic basis for stuttering, and scientists are even attempting to create a mouse model of stuttering.. While autism has been able to shake off the myth of the
Check out this week’s episode of Up Close, which is all about the science of stuttering. Professor Nan Bernstein Ratner from the University of Maryland talks about stuttering, its causes and its treatment. She was also an absolute delight to interview.