Danra Kazenski is a speech-language pathologist (SLP) who teaches clinical skills and supervises graduate students when diagnosing and treating people who stutter. She coaches students and other SLPs about how to effectively treat stuttering in young children, and has conducted research on emotional aspects and brain activity of people who stutter. Danra also co-leads the three National Stuttering Association support groups offered at UVM, which provide a supportive space for people who stutter and their families to share collective experiences.
Clinical Assistant Professor
Research and/or Creative Works
- Clinical supervision and education of students working with children and adults who stutter
- Facilitation of Stuttering Support Groups for Vermonters of all ages who stutter
- Implementation research on the effectiveness of the Lidcombe Program treatment in preschool-age children who stutter
- Pinsky, H., Cornell, A., Kazenski, D., & Guitar, B. (2015). The Lidcombe Program of early stuttering intervention: effects on child language development and parent conversational style. Poster presentation. American Speech-Language and Hearing Association Convention. Denver, Colorado.
- Kazenski, Danra M, "FNIRS Measures of Prefrontal Cortex Lateralization During Stuttered and Fluency-Enhanced Speech in Adults Who Stutter" (2015). Graduate College Dissertations and Theses. Paper 303. http://scholarworks.uvm.edu/graddis/303.
- Guitar, B., Kazenski, D., Howard, A., Cousins, S.F., Fader, E. & Haskell, P. (2015). Treatment time and long-term outcome of the Lidcombe Program. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 24, 533-544. DOI:10.1044/2015_AJSLP-13-0156.
- Kazenski, D., Guitar, B., McCauley, R., Falls, W., & Dutko, L.S. (2014). Stuttering severity and responses to social-communicative challenge in preschool-age children who stutter. Speech, Language and Hearing, 17(3), 142-152. DOI: 10.1179/2050572813Y.0000000032.
Areas of Expertise and/or Research
Clinical supervision and education of students working with children and adults who stutter, facilitation of stuttering support groups for Vermonters of all ages who stutter, implementation research on the effectiveness of the Lidcombe Program treatment in preschool-age children who stutter
- Ph.D.; University of Vermont
- M.S.; University of Vermont
- B.A.; Dartmouth College