Shelly Jo Kraft

Faculty Profile

Associate Professor

Secondary Title

Speech Language Pathology & Audiology






 203.4 Rackham Building

Selected Publications

  • Belyk, M., Kraft, S. J., & Brown, S. (2015). Stuttering as a trait or state: An ALE meta-analysis of neuroimaging studies. European Journal of Neuroscience, 41(2), 275-284)
  • Kraft, S. J. & DeThorne, L. S. (2014). The brave new world of epigenetics: embracing complexity in the study of speech and language disorders. Current Developmental Disorders, 1, 207-214
  • Belyk, M., Kraft, S. J. & Brown, S. (2014). PlexinA polymorphisms mediate the developmental trajectory of human corpus callosum microstructure. (2014). Journal of Human Genetics, (in press).
  • Kraft, S. J., & Yairi, E. (2012). Genetic basis of stuttering: The state of the art. Folia Phoniatrica, 64(1), 33-46
  • Choo, A., Kraft, S. J., Olivero, W., Ambrose, N. G., Sharma, H., Chang, S., & Loucks, T. (2011). Corpus callosum differences associated with persistent stuttering in adults. Journal of Communication Disorders, 44(4), 470-477
  • Loucks, T., Kraft, S. J., Choo, A., Sharma, H., & Ambrose, N. G. (2011). Functional brain activation differences in stuttering identified with a rapid fMRI sequence. Journal of Fluency Disorders, 36(4), 253-254
  • Kraft, S. J., Ambrose, N., & Chon, H. C. (2014).Temperament and environmental contribution to stuttering severity in children: The role of effortful control. Seminars in Speech and Language, 80-87
  • Loucks, T. M., Chon, H. C., Kraft, S. J., Amrbose, N. (2013). Individual differences in auditory motor integration revealed by speech fluency manipulations. Acousical Society of America, 133(5), 3518-3518
  • Chon, H., Kraft, S. J., Ambrose, N. G., & Loucks, T. M. J. (2013). Individual variability in delayed auditory feedback (DAF) effects on speech fluency and rate in normally fluent adults. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research. 1, 3518-3522

Book chapter(s)

  • Kraft, S. J. (2013). Molecular Windows into Motor Speech Disorders. In P. van Leishout, B. Maassen, & H. Terband (Eds.), Speech Motor Control (pp. 1-23), ASHA ScholarOne Publishing

Courses taught

Wayne State University

  • SLP 7600: Phonological Disorders
  • SLP 8390: Seminars in Speech-Language Pathology

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

  • SHS 410: Fluency Disorders
  • SHS 593: Applied Stuttering Treatment
  • SHS 577: Clinical Methods

Other qualifications directly relevant to courses taught

  • 2003: Member, American Speech-Language & Hearing Association
  • 2003: Member, International Stuttering Association
  • 2004: Member, International Fluency Association
  • 2010: Member, Michigan Speech-Language & Hearing Association
  • 2010: Research Board, Academic Center for Excellence in Autism, University of Chicago
  • 2011: Panel Expert, Oxford World Disfluency Conference
  • 2012: Associate Editor, Perspective of Fluency and Fluency Disorders
  • 2016: Treasurer, International Fluency Association

Research Description

The genetics of speech, language, and hearing disorders.
Clinical approaches to improve social skills in children and teens with ASD.
Factors influencing severity in fluency disorders.
Anatomical and functional differences in the brains of people who stutter.

Affiliated Departments