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 National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia, the Australia Research Council and generous benefactors.
Verbal communication is fundamental to human society. It is the mechanism underpinning daily interactions with others, around which social and occupational networks are established, developed, and sustained. Stuttering is a prevalent verbal communication disorder that begins suddenly and unpredictably during the pre-school years of life.
Stuttering is recognised as a disability by the World Health Organisation and by the Australian Human Rights Commission. Our purpose at the Australian Stuttering Research Centre is to increase the understanding of the nature and cause of the disorder, to develop and trial new treatments for it, and to improve the health and quality of life for those who stutter, and their families, globally.
We partner with speech pathologists and clinical psychologists in Australia, and internationally, to gather the expertise needed to achieve those aims. Our activities are supported by funding from the Australian Government and generous benefactors.