409Introduction to Research
Dr. Sawyer's research interests are in fluency disorders, specifically in characteristics of stuttered speech and treatment efficacy. Her efficacy research currently centers on parent-based interventions for preschool children who stutter.
Sawyer, J., Perry, J. L., & Dobbins-Scaramelli, A. (2014). A survey of the awareness of speech services among transgender and transsexual individuals and speech-language pathologists. International Journal of Transgenderism, 15, 146-163.
Sawyer, J., & Yairi, E. (2010). Characteristics of disfluency clusters over time in preschool children who stutter. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 53, 1191-1205.
Sawyer, J., Chon, H., & Ambrose, N. G. (2008). Influences of rate, length, and complexity on speech disfluency in a single-speech sample in preschool children who stutter. Journal of Fluency Disorders, 33, 220-240.
Sawyer, J., & Yairi, E. (2006). The effect of sample size on the assessment of stuttering severity. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 15, 36- 44.
Chon, H. C., Sawyer, J., & Ambrose, N. G. (2012). Differences of articulation rate and utterance length in fluent and disfluent utterances of preschool children who stutter, Journal of Communication Disorders, 45, 455-467.
Gregg, B. A., & Sawyer, J. Assessing disfluencies in school-age children who stutter: How much speech is enough? Communication Disorders Quarterly. Prepublished February 2015, DOI:10.1177/1525740114565506
Hohulin, A. & Sawyer, J. (2010). An employment interview desensitization program addressing the speech, attitudes, and avoidance behaviors of people who stutter. Perspectives on Fluency and Fluency Disorders, 20 (2), 33-41.
Sawyer, J., Gregg, B., Smith, A., & Weber-Fox, C. (2014). Childhood stuttering: Pathways of persistency and recovery. Invited panel presentation for the American Speech-Language Hearing Convention, Orlando, FL.
Pace, E., & Sawyer, J. (February, 2012). Evaluating the efficacy of an employment interview desensitization program addressing speech, attitudes, and avoidance behaviors of people who stutter. Poster presented at the Illinois Speech Language and Hearing Association, Rosemont, IL.
Sawyer, J. (May, 2012). Effective treatment for the preschool child who stutters: A family affair. Invited presentation for the First Special Workshop: Stuttering Treatment. Sponsored by the Korean Speech and Hearing Association.Catholic University of Pusan, Pusan, Korea.
Sawyer, J., & Harbers, H. (November, 2012). Effects of slow speech on speech and language in stuttering. Oral seminar presented at the American Speech-Language Hearing Convention, Atlanta, GA.
Hamilton, J., & Sawyer, J. (February, 2011). The effects of stuttering on dating. Poster presented at the Illinois Speech Language and Hearing Association, Rosemont, IL.