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Samuel, 35 – Project manager & local Councillor who has stuttered since childhood, SYDNEY

May 10, 2018

Juggling a full-time project management role with a plethora of local Council commitments for which he is regularly called upon to speak publicly, Samuel, 35, Sydney, has a lot on his plate.  Despite having a stutter for most of his life, like his father Paul, Samuel has never been one to shy away from the…

Vikesh, 44 – Father-to-two, IT manager & keen traveller who has stuttered since childhood, BRISBANE

May 8, 2018

Vikesh, 44, Brisbane, is content with his lot in life. The happily married father-to-two works as an IT manager and harbours a passion for travelling. However, life has not always been so sweet for Vikesh.   At 12 years of age, after relocating from India to the USA, Vikesh soon learned that he spoke differently…

Mark, 65 – Dentist & National President of SpeakEasy who has stuttered since childhood, ADELAIDE

May 2, 2018

Practising dentist, father-to-three, grandfather-to-two, and National President of the Australian SpeakEasy Association (ASEA), Mark, 65, Adelaide began stuttering around three years of age. His stuttering was so problematic, that at 30 years of age he was still finding it impossible to make a phone call as his speech would completely block for long periods of…

Geoff’s Story

April 20, 2018

Father-to-two, grandfather-to-four and stuttering coach, Geoff, 73, Perth, began stuttering at three years of age.   What ensued was 53 years of trial and error with various speech-related techniques, and an unrelenting search to understand the disorder at its core.   Over time, Geoff, whose father also stuttered up until his early teens, learned to…

Melbourne Media Invite

April 17, 2018

MEDIA RELEASE: Unravelling the genetics of stuttering

April 17, 2018

Australian researchers seeking 3000+ volunteers for ‘Genetics of Stuttering Study’ Researchers from the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Speech and Language are calling for 3,000 Australians aged seven and above with experience of stuttering (past or present) to volunteer for the nation’s largest ever ‘Genetics of Stuttering Study’. The study aims to pinpoint the genes…

MEDIA ALERT: Seeking 3,000+ Aussie volunteers for ‘Genetics of Stuttering Study’

April 16, 2018

Tomorrow (Tuesday, April 17, 2018), researchers from the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Speech and Language will call for 3,000 Australians aged seven and above with experience of stuttering (past or present) to volunteer for the nation’s largest ever ‘Genetics of Stuttering Study’. ​ The study aims to pinpoint the genes that predispose individuals…

Watch this space!

April 4, 2018

In just under two weeks we will be announcing Australia’s largest ever ‘Genetics of Stuttering Study’. Our study is calling for 3,000 Australians aged 7+ with experience of stuttering (past or present) to participate in the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Speech and Language’s ‘Genetics of Stuttering Study’. The ‘Genetics of Stuttering Study’ aims…

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