Dr. Bauerly is interested in the effects of emotion on speech-motor control in people who stutter. Her lab incorporates physiological and kinematic equipment as measures of autonomic nervous system activity and articulatory control.
More specifically, her interests include gaining a deeper understanding of the relationship between self-reports of anxiety and autonomic changes when under different emotional states in adults who stutter. She is also interested in investigating the impact of emotional reactivity and regulatory processes on articulatory control, particularly when under conditions of social stress.
Dr. Bauerly has experience working clinically as a speech-language pathologist and has expertise treating both children and adults who stutter using both individual and group treatment approaches.