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International Stuttering Awareness Day Forum: Stuttering in the Classroom


16 September 2011

All staff, students and the general public are invited to a forum for International Stuttering Awareness Day.

Come along to:

  • hear adults recall their experiences of stuttering at school
  • see children and adolescents talk to teachers about how to help
  • hear speech pathology experts talk about stuttering.

Moderated by Professor Mark Onslow, Director, Australian Stuttering Research Centre

MONDAY 19 SEPTEMBER 2011
1:00 - 2:00 PM
ROOM 424

EDUCATION BUILDING
FACULTY OF EDUCATION AND SOCIAL WORK
CAMPERDOWN CAMPUS
THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY

The event is organised by the Australian Stuttering Research Centre at the Faculty of Health Sciences, the Australian Speak Easy Association and the Faculty of Education and Social Work.

Stuttering typically starts in 2-3-year olds and can cause a lifetime of anxiety disorders and hinder educational and vocational achievement. Recent research has shown the disorder to be far more prevalent, and more of a public health problem, than previously thought.

Established in 1996 at the Faculty of Health Sciences, the mission of the Australian Stuttering Research Centre is to conduct research into the nature of stuttering, to conduct clinical trials of stuttering treatments for adults and children, to train future researchers in the field and to support those who stutter and their families.