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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…

Lisa, 40 – Business owner & mother-of-two who lived with a debilitating stutter until adulthood, whose mother also stuttered, SYDNEY

May 15, 2018

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…

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…

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