Study on Reading Processes

Are you a person who stammers aged between 18 and 50? Want to help linguistic research and get paid for it (up to £40 in total)? Are you able to travel to the University of Birmingham?

If so, a research group at the University of Birmingham invite you to take part in a study to assess Reading processes in people who stammer. 

The findings will go towards developing more effective intervention programmes for people with speech and language difficulties.

What will it involve?

You will be given a number of tasks including silently reading a string of letters on screen and indicating whether they are a word or not; naming the string of letters; plus easy standardised tests for spelling, reading and memory.

There is no neuro-imaging or brain scans involved in this study.

Who can take part?

To take part, you have to be 18-50-years-old, a native English speaker (i.e. English as first language from birth), with at least an A-Level equivalent education, normal hearing and normal or corrected-to-normal vision. You also have to be a person who stammers.

Where is it and how long will it take?

The study will take place at the University of Birmingham. You would be involved in either two sessions lasting an hour and a half, or one session lasting three hours, depending on which you prefer.

You will get up to £10 per session and will be reimbursed up to £15 for travel per session. However, if you choose one session, you can obtain £30, plus travel reimbursement of up to £15.


If you are interested in taking part in this study and/or would like further information, email Mahmoud Elsherif on

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