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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’.

The Genetics of Stuttering Study

Find out more about our study, including what we are trying discover, the scientists involved and how you can take part.

About Stuttering

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Study News

Geoff’s Story

By Mark Henderson | Apr 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

By Mark Henderson | Apr 17, 2018

MEDIA RELEASE: Unravelling the genetics of stuttering

By Mark Henderson | Apr 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…

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Tuesday, February 25th, 2020 at 2:38am
Here at @MCRI_SpeechLang, we are very luck to have comedian @MrJoshEarl working with us to advocate for people with a number of speech disorders, including #apraxia of speech and #stuttering.

Check out this video from him over on Facebook:
https://t.co/lqJeuUz4BF
Monday, February 24th, 2020 at 8:59pm
Orientation sessions are happening at many Australian universities this week. This can be an exciting, but challenging time, not least for those who experience #stuttering.

@stammer has some helpful tips: https://t.co/45HpUu8Zrg

#studentlife #Oweek
@unimelb @Sydney_Uni @RMIT
Monday, February 17th, 2020 at 8:03pm
Based in @brisbanecityqld ? Come along to this #speakeasy meetup - open to anyone with an interest in #stuttering, including people who stutter, families, speech pathologists and friends.

See facebook event for how to RSVP:
https://t.co/KPNwVgc2lG
Wednesday, February 12th, 2020 at 2:59am
Check out the new website for the @nhmrc Centre of Research Excellence in Speech and Language, based at @MCRI_for_kids. Useful info about several #speech & #language disorders & ongoing research.

The Genetics of Stuttering study is embedded within this fantastic research group! https://t.co/Zd4QedD3y2
Tuesday, February 11th, 2020 at 9:02pm
The March cover story of @marieclaire features actress Emily Blunt chatting to @AnneFulenwider's 11-year-old son, Sammy abut their shared experiences of #stuttering.

A must read!! 👇👇👇

https://t.co/3Brng2jS8b

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.

To help us meet our target of 3,000 participants by 31 December 2020, volunteer for our study today

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