Scientific Committee

Derek Daniels, Wayne State University, USA


Dr. Derek E. Daniels is a licensed and certified speech-language pathologist who specializes in stuttering therapy. He has presented locally, nationally, and internationally on stuttering. He also serves as an associate editor for the Journal of Fluency Disorders, and an assistant editor for the Teaching and Learning in Communication Sciences and Disorders journal. Dr. Daniels is a person who stutters, conducts research on psychosocial aspects of stuttering, and supervises graduate student training in stuttering through Wayne State University's Speech and Language Clinic. He has participated in many self-help events, workshops, and clinical training programs for people who stutter. Dr. Daniels is a native of Houston, TX, and currently enjoys urban life in Detroit. He is the Immediate Past President of the Michigan Speech-Language-Hearing Association (MSHA). Dr. Daniels’ research focuses on public perceptions of stuttering, and factors that influence the psychosocial experiences of people who stutter. He is particularly interested in identity, stigma, intersectionality, self-help groups, qualitative research methods, sociocultural (Vygotskian) theory, narrative therapy, and social constructionism, as they pertain to people who stutter, people with communication disorders, people with disabilities, and therapeutic practices.

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