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Do genes impact therapy outcomes?

October 3, 2019

“Our results indicate that carrying a mutation in one of the known stuttering genes can affect therapy outcomes”
– Frigerio-Domingues et al 2019

Genetics of Stuttering Study in the media!

August 19, 2019

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.

New research from the study team: We found a new gene that causes a neurodevelopmental disorder, with speech impairment.

August 7, 2019

“We identified seven affected females in four pedigrees with likely pathogenic variants in ZNF142” – Khan et al. 2019

How many children who stutter also have ADHD? A retrospective clinical audit (review of medical files)

July 26, 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

Does stuttering impact labour market outcomes in the USA? Results from a national longitudinal study

July 9, 2019

“Stuttering was associated with reduced earnings and other gender-specific disadvantages in the labor market.” – Gerlach et al., 2018

Does stuttering impact educational and employment outcomes in the UK? Findings from surveys completed by a birth cohort study

July 9, 2019

“These findings fail to support the belief that stuttering has a negative impact on education and employment.” – McAllister, Collier & Shepstone, 2017

Brain differences in people who stutter. A systematic review of neuroimaging literature on developmental stuttering

July 2, 2019

“Overall… there are widespread functional and structural brain differences between [adults and children] who stutter and their fluent peers…” – Etchell et al 2018

Exciting New Website Updates!

June 18, 2019

We have been working hard to update our website with lots of new information and features. Take a look!

VIDEO: The science of stuttering, surprising new research on what causes a stammer.

September 3, 2018

Kevin, 70 – Father, grandfather & retired electrical engineer who has battled a life-long stutter, whose father also stuttered, BRISBANE

May 17, 2018

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…

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