A personal perspective on stuttering by Sarah Horton, speech pathologist, PhD student and person who stutters. We often use the iceberg analogy to describe stuttering. Above the surface are the parts of stuttering that are observable to those around us: sound and word repetitions, prolongations, blocks, and those tic-like movements of our bodies that can…
New paper from the Genetics of Stuttering Study Team!
Insights into the everyday experiences of people who stutter We are very excited to announce the publication of our new paper: “Self-reported impact of developmental stuttering across the lifespan” in Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology. Through our Genetics of Stuttering Study, we have collected a wealth of information from people who stutter (PWS), about the…
A new online stuttering community for New Zealand!
Study Participant Cody tells us about a new Facebook community he has created, to connect people who stutter in New Zealand.
Stuttering – all in the family (name)
After hearing about our study, Roger, from Hamilton, NZ, got in touch to tell us an intriguing story about his family history.
Now recruiting in New Zealand!
Hello to New Zealand! | Kia ora Aotearoa!
We are now welcoming participants from New Zealand!
A stuttering memoir
Study participant Frank shares his story: what it was like growing up with a stutter, and how he reluctantly overcame his fear of public speaking!
Learning to embrace life with a stutter
End of 2019 update!
2019 has been a busy year for the Genetics of Stuttering Study! As the year draws to a close, we thought it a good time to provide an update on how the study is progressing, and our plans into the new year.
Spotlight: Participant Rich talks about his experiences with stuttering
Rich Stephens talks about his experiences with stuttering, and the power of not feeling alone. He feels strongly that “stuttering should never be a taboo subject”. He believes that “to understand anything you need to start at the beginning. Which is why The Genetics of Stuttering Study is so important for the future generations of people who stutter.”
Genetics of Stuttering Study in the media!
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.