Group photo of Shelly Jo Kraft with students.

Shelly Jo Kraft: Diagnostics and treatment of developmental stuttering specialist

Shelly Jo Kraft, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, is a specialist in the diagnostics and treatment of developmental stuttering. She is a trained geneticist in human disease and epidemiology and is currently funded by the NIH to study genes contributing to the risk for stuttering.

Her other areas of interest are in stuttering severity, auditory regulation of speech, psycho-social behaviors, and neurological function and anatomical differences of people who stutter as measured by fMRI/MRI.

Dr. Kraft teaches genetic auditory disorders, voice disorders, school-age language disorders, introduction to Ph.D. research, and several directed studies each year on stuttering topics for the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders.

Shelly Jo Kraft with students outside