What an exciting day we had on Friday! The Genetics of Stuttering team spent the day speaking to the media about the study, and put a call out for anybody who has ever experienced stuttering to volunteer for our study.
“We identified seven affected females in four pedigrees with likely pathogenic variants in ZNF142” – Khan et al. 2019
One-half (50%) of the children who stutter presented with elevated ADHD symptoms. This group needed 25% more clinical treatment visits to achieve successful fluency. – Druker et al, 2019
“Stuttering was associated with reduced earnings and other gender-specific disadvantages in the labor market.” – Gerlach et al., 2018
“These findings fail to support the belief that stuttering has a negative impact on education and employment.” – McAllister, Collier & Shepstone, 2017
“Overall… there are widespread functional and structural brain differences between [adults and children] who stutter and their fluent peers…” – Etchell et al 2018
We have been working hard to update our website with lots of new information and features. Take a look!
Former electrical engineer, Kevin, 70, Brisbane is happily married with three adult sons and two grandchildren. A keen photographer, Kevin occasionally delivers an address to his camera club. Throughout the latter stages of his professional career, Kevin actively participated in the speaker’s club at his offices, where he, together with several of his colleagues, prepared…
Stuttering had a profound impact on the childhood and adolescence of Lisa, 40, Sydney, who is now a successful business woman and mother-of-two. Lisa began to stutter at eight years of age. Her mother also lived with a mild stutter her whole life. Although unable to recall a specific trigger for her speech…