Verbal communication is fundamental to human society. It is the essence of daily interactions with others. Social and occupational networks are established, developed, and sustained around verbal communication.
Stuttering is a common disorder of verbal communication that begins suddenly and unpredictably during the pre-school years of life. The World Health Organisation and the Australian Human Rights Commission recognise stuttering as a disability.
Our vision at the Australian Stuttering Research Centre is to improve the public health problem of stuttering globally. We are doing this by:
- Developing internet interventions for the disorder
- Training future researchers for the field
- Providing workforce training for speech pathologists
- Understanding the nature of stuttering
- Hosting international conferences about the disorder
The Centre is supported by funding from the , the and generous benefactors.