Professor Emeritus

In addition to teaching and supervising clinical work in stuttering, Dr. Guitar helped students learn the elements of research. He involved students in studies of normal speech as well as the nature of stuttering in children. Although he has produced books, articles, and videotapes about stuttering, he also has a passion for normal speech and language production. In his courses on speech science, he experimented with a variety of teaching approaches to help students develop a life-long habit of critical thinking and find their own best ways of learning.

Research and/or Creative Works

  • Treatments for preschool children who stutter
  • Temperament and recovery from stuttering in children and adults


Selected Publications
  • Sussman, H., Byrd, C., & Guitar, B. (2011) The Integrity of Anticipatory Coarticulation in Fluent and Non-fluent Utterances of Adults Who Stutter. Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics.
  • McCauley, R. & Guitar, B. (2010) Reply to reviews by Amit Bajaj and Nagalapura Viswanath. Journal of Fluency Disorders. Vol 35, 379
  • Guitar, B. (2010) Stuttering. In B. Zuckerman, E. Coronna, & M. Augustyn (Eds) Zuckerman and Parker's Handbook of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. Baltimore: Lippincott, Williams, & Wilkins.
  • Miller, B. & Guitar, B. (2009) Long-term outcome of the Lidcombe Program for Early Intervention. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 18, 1-8. (Abstract)
  • Guitar, B. & McCauley, R. (2009) Treatment of Stuttering: Established and Emerging Interventions. Baltimore: Lippincott, Williams, & Wilkins.
  • Guitar, B. (2003). Acoustic startle response and temperament in individuals who stutter. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 46, 233-240. (Abstract)
  • Guitar, B. (2006). 3rd Edition Stuttering: An integrated approach to its nature and treatment. Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins.
  • Neilson, P., Andrews, G., Guitar, B., & Quinn, P. (1979). The tonic stretch reflexes in lip, tongue, and jaw muscles. Brain Research, 178, 311-327. (Abstract)
Selected Presentations
  • "Assessment and Treatment of Stuttering in preschool children, schoolage children, adolescents, and adults." Invited presentation to Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists, St. Johns, Newfoundland. May, 2012.
  • "An Update on Stuttering Treatment for Preschool and School Age Children." Invited participant in Van Riper Lecture series, Western Michigan University. Kalamazoo, MI. October 21-22, 2011.
  • "Working with preschool children, schoolage children, adolescents, and adults who stutter." Invited presentation to New Mexico Speech and Hearing Association. Albuquerque, NM. October 22, 2010.
  • "Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents Who Stutter." Invited presentation to Lehman College of NYU. Bronx, NY. March 19, 2010.
  • "Approaches to Assessment and Treatment of Preschool Children, School Age Children, and Adolescents who Stutter." Invited Lecture to Danish Speech Therapists, Copenhagen & Aarhus, Denmark. November 27-28, 2009.
  • "The Course in Fluency Disorders You Wish You Had" (presented with Walter Manning). ASHA Special Interest Division Pre-Convention Workshop. Annual Meeting of the American Speech Language Hearing Association, Boston, November 14, 2007.

Awards and Recognition

  • Distinguished Alumnus Award, Western Michigan University, 2003
  • Malcolm Fraser Award for Excellence in the Field of Stuttering, 2000
  • Carnegie Foundation Award for Vermont Teacher of the Year, 1995
  • Kroepsch-Maurice Award for Excellence in Teaching, 1994

Associations and Affiliations

  • American Speech, Language & Hearing Association (ASHA)
  • Vermont Speech, Language & Hearing Association (VSHA)
Barry Guitar

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

  • Treatments for preschool children who stutter
  • Temperament and recovery from stuttering in children and adults


  • Ph.D.; University of Wisconsin
  • M.S.; Western Michigan University
  • B.A.; Dartmouth College


  • 802-656-2528
Office Location:

400 Pomeroy Hall

Courses Taught

  • Stuttering
  • Speech and Hearing Science
  • Clinical Supervision