Who can participate in the ‘Genetics of Stuttering Study’?
Volunteers must be:
- Male or female
- Aged 7+
- Currently stutter or have a history of stuttering.
Children aged seven to 17 wishing to volunteer for the study must be supervised by a guardian. Children under seven years of age, and those with a speech impairment/stuttering resulting from an acquired neurological disorder (such as a traumatic brain injury, or caused by a tumour), will not qualify for the study.
What is the process of the ‘Genetics of Stuttering Study’?
Confidentiality and genetic data storage
The online survey is segmented, allowing participants to opt out of any component (except for the baseline genetic component).
Study participation is strictly confidential. All patient information provided will be maintained in accordance with the Commonwealth Privacy Act (1988) and National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) guidelines.