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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

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June 18, 2019

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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…

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…

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