Research and Teaching Interests
Dr. Tumanova research is focused on the role of temperament, linguistic and speech motor control abilities in the development of stuttering in young children. The purpose of the current work in the Stuttering Research lab is to study how preschool-age children react to speech errors and disfluencies in their own speech and whether differences exist between children who do and do not stutter. We use psychophysiology measures such as skin conductance and heart rate variability to explore children's reactions during different language related stressors as well as a motion capture system to assess children's speech motor control abilities. Several studies have shown that children who stutter are more reactive and less able to regulate their reactivity and attention than normally fluent children, the work in our lab is focused on uncovering how these differences in emotional reactivity and regulation may affect speech production and specifically speech fluency in these children.
Dr. Tumanova’s primary research interest is on the onset and development of stuttering in early childhood. Her research focuses on the way in which temperament, linguistic and speech motor control abilities may influence the development of stuttering in young children. The overarching goal of her work is to contribute to the evidence-based assessment and treatment of stuttering as well as to our understanding of why some children develop chronic stuttering while others recover without treatment.
- CSD 625: Stuttering
- CSD 315/615: Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Hearing Mechanisms
- CSD 212 Introduction to Communication Sciences and Disorders.
University of Iowa, Ph.D., Speech and Hearing Science, 2010
University of Northern Iowa, M.A., Speech-Language Pathology, 2004
Saint-Petersberg State University,Russia, Specialist, Linguistics, 2002
Assistant Professor, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Syracuse University, 2013-present
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Developmental Stuttering Project (Drs. Edward Conture and Tedra Walden) Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences, Vanderbilt University, USA, 2011-2013
Research assistant, Stuttering Research Laboratory (Dr. Patricia Zebrowski), Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Iowa, USA, 2005-2010
Instructor, College of Philology, Saint-Petersburg State University, Russian Federation 2002-2004
Tumanova, V., Woods, C. & Razza, R. A., The Role of Behavioral Inhibition for Conversational Speech and Language Characteristics of Preschool-Age Children Who Stutter. 2020, In : American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology. https://doi.org/10.1044/2019_AJSLP-19-00026.
Tumanova, V. & Backes, N., Autonomic Nervous System Response to Speech Production in Stuttering and Normally Fluent Preschool-Age Children. Nov 22 2019, In : Journal of speech, language, and hearing research : JSLHR. 62, 11, p. 4030-4044. https://doi.org/10.1044/2019_JSLHR-S-19-0121
Tumanova V, Choi D, Conture EG, Walden TA. Expressed parental concern regarding childhood stuttering and the Test of Childhood Stuttering. J Commun Disord. 2018;72:86-96. DOI: 10.1016/j.jcomdis.2018.01.002
Choi D, Conture EG, Tumanova V, Clark CE, Walden TA, Jones RM. Young children's family history of stuttering and their articulation, language and attentional abilities: An exploratory study. J Commun Disord. 2018;71:22-36. DOI: 10.1016/j.jcomdis.2017.11.002
- Tumanova, V., Choi. D., Conture, E., & Walden, T. (2018). Expressed parental concern regarding childhood stuttering and the Test of Childhood Stuttering. Journal of Communication Disorders, DOI: 10.1016/j.jcomdis.2018.01.002
- Choi, D., Conture, E., Tumanova, V., Clark, C., Walden, T., & Jones, R. (2017). Young children's family history of stuttering and their articulation, language and attentional abilities: An exploratory study. Journal of Communication Disorders, DOI: 10.1016/j.jcomdis.2017.11.002
- Clark, C. E., Tumanova, V., & Choi, D. (2017). Evidence-Based Multifactorial Assessment of Preschool-Age Children Who Stutter. Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, 2(4), 4-27, DOI:10.1044/persp2.SIG4.4.
- Buhr, A., Zebrowksi, P., Moon, J., Tumanova, V., Arenas, R., and Loucks, T. (2016). Opening and closing jaw movements of young children who stutter. Journal of Speech Pathology and Therapy, DOI: 10.4172/2472-5005.1000115
- Tumanova, V., Zebrowski, P., Goodman, S., and Arenas, R. (2015). Motor Practice and Sensorimotor Integration in Adults who Stutter: Evidence from Visuomotor Tracking Performance. Journal of Fluency Disorders, DOI: 10.1016/j.jfludis.2015.04.001
- Tumanova, V., Conture, E., Lambert, W., and Walden, T. (2014). Speech disfluencies in preschool-age children who do and do not stutter. Journal of Communication Disorders, DOI: 10.1016/j.jcomdis.2014.01.003
- Jones, R., Buhr, A., Conture, E., Tumanova, V., Walden, T., and Porges, S. (2014). Autonomic nervous system activity of preschool-age children who stutter. Journal of Fluency Disorders, DOI: 10.1016/j.jfludis.2014.06.002.
- Choi D., Conture, E., Walden, T., Lambert, W., and Tumanova, V. (2013). Behavioral inhibition and childhood stuttering. Journal of Fluency Disorders, DOI: 10.1016/j.jfludis.2013.03.001.
- Tumanova, V., Zebrowski, P., Throneburg, R., and Kayikci M. (2010). Articulation rate and its relationship to disfluency type, duration, and temperament in preschool children who stutter. Journal of Communication Disorders, DOI: 10.1016/j.jcomdis.2010.09.001.
(May 23, 2022)
NBA player Michael Kidd-Gilchrist talks with CSD students about the important bond between a speech therapist and a person who stutters.
(May 27, 2021)
CSD professor Victoria Tumanova investigates how emotional processes may affect childhood stuttering.
(April 4, 2017)
Professor Tumanova recently received an ASHA grant to support her research of speech motor control in children.
(Oct. 5, 2016)
Victoria Tumanova to Lead Newest Iteration