Communication Sciences and Disorders faculty member Dr. Victoria Tumanova was recently interviewed in the ASHA Leader about her work studying the mechanisms underlying the development of stuttering in young children. In this Q&A, Tumanova elaborates on her interest in how speech motor control and speech motor learning differ for children who do and do not stutter, and how these processes can be affected by emotional arousal (such as excitement). The contextual variability of stuttering in children (Why does stuttering occur more in some contexts and less in others?) is a focus of her research. Tumanova's work has been supported in part by the ASHFoundation.