Research

Most research at the Australian Stuttering Research Centre is funded by the Australian Government; either the National Health and Medical Research Council or the Australian Research Council. Since its inception in 1996 the Centre has received around $14 million of such funding.

The basic research conducted at the Australian Stuttering Research Centre is clinical trials of innovative treatments to control stuttering. These include treatments for children (The Lidcombe Program and the Westmead Program) and treatment for adults and teenagers (the Camperdown Program). Additionally, researchers at the Centre conduct clinical trials of cognitive behaviour therapy to help those who stutter with their anxiety (the Glebe Program).

In order to make these treatments more accessible to those who stutter worldwide, we are currently developing them for use on the Internet. The majority of the world's clinical trials of speech pathology treatment for stuttering are published by the Australian Stuttering Research Centre.

Other types of research at the Australian Stuttering Research Centre include measurement of stuttering, the mental health of those who stutter, and the effects of stuttering on young children. Recently, with colleagues at the Murdoch Children's Research Institute in Melbourne we have been involved in a long term study of the epidemiology of early stuttering: how many children begin to stutter and recover, and what predicts the start of stuttering and natural recovery from stuttering.

The list of our Research Publications is on this website.

 


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