Help us better understand the causes of stuttering by joining our genetics study today!
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The Murdoch Children’s Research Institute is appealing for volunteers 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’.
Kevin, 70 – Father, grandfather & retired electrical engineer who has battled a life-long stutter, whose father also stuttered, BRISBANE
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
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…
Annie Glenn, as a person who stuttered, was a champion for many in the #stuttering community. Thrown into the public spotlight as the wife of astronaut and senatorJohn Glenn, she used this prominence to advocate for PWS and to change the public perception of stuttering.
Our very own Prof Angela Morgan ( @speechneuro) on @abcnews talking about some new #research from our team!
This study looked, not at stuttering, but at another speech disorder called #apraxia of speech. We will share a summary of this work on our website soon! https://t.co/9D2kwqGc3Y
At a loose end during #lockdown? Why not get involved with some scientific research! 🧬👩🔬🔬
Head over to our website to find out more about our study, and share with others to encourage them to take part!
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About the 'Genetics of Stuttering Study’
The 'Genetics of Stuttering Study’ aims to pinpoint the genes that predispose individuals to stuttering, which could revolutionise future research into the causes, treatment and prevention of the disorder.
Stuttering or stammering affects verbal communication – particularly the rhythm or flow of communication.
Although the exact cause of stuttering is yet to be determined, genetics does play a role in stuttering, and a number of genetic variants having been identified to date.
The study involves 15 investigators at eight sites in Australia, the UK, the USA and The Netherlands.
Study researchers are working to recruit 3,000 volunteers from Australia, aged 7+ with a history of stuttering (past or present).
Please see http://www.geneticavanstotteren.nl/ for more information about recruitment in the Netherlands and Belgium. We will be starting to recruit from other countries very soon - watch this space!
Participating in this study could make a genuine contribution to the understanding of stuttering.
How can you help?
If you currently live with, or have a history of stuttering, we encourage you to volunteer for our groundbreaking research study by completing the 10 minute core component of our online survey. Depending on your responses to our survey, you may be asked to donate a saliva sample.