Maroochydore State School: Confidence and Stuttering

Vikesh Anand was recently invited to speak to high school students who stutter.  Details of the program are below.

Speech-Language Pathologists from the North Coast Region of the Department of Education conducted an intensive fluency program for adolescents who stutter in the second week of the 2019 September/October school holidays. The program was attended by 10 students from 12 to 16 years of age and ran for 4 full days at Maroochydore State School. The students reported benefits in their speech but also their confidence and self-concept, and valued meeting other teenagers who stutter and making new friends. It also provided a valuable training opportunity for 10 University of Queensland Speech Pathology Students who assisted throughout the week.

International Stutter Awareness Day: Signs to look out for, and what you shouldn’t do

“They are just like anybody else – they just have a slight difficulty with talking.”

Mark Onslow

Professor Mark Onslow, Director and Founder, Australian Stuttering Research Centre, spoke yesterday on International Stuttering Awareness Day about spotting the early signs of stuttering and removing the stigma associated with it. Full video on the link below.