There are a number of programs and interventions in Australia for people who stutter and their families, details of which for different age groups are provided below. These programs are typically delivered by speech pathologists and/or psychologists, and one, The McGuire Program, is delivered by people who stutter. While there are many speech interventions available for stuttering in Australia and internationally, not all are supported by clinical trials.
The Australian Speak Easy Association does not promote or recommend any of the programs or interventions described below, but rather our aim is to provide helpful information about them. When seeking help for your own stuttering, or for that of your child, it is important to ask for details about the program being offered in order to make an informed decision.
To find speech pathologists in Australia who have experience working with stuttering, in both the public and the private sectors, visit the website of the professional body Speech Pathology Australia:
Early intervention for stuttering has been shown to be very effective. If you have any questions about your child’s fluency, please contact the following University community resource facilities. You may also contact your State Branch of Speech Pathology Australia.
Many people who stutter can develop associated social anxiety. To search for a psychologist near you, go to the website of the Australian Psychological Society:
Australian Catholic University
Central Queensland University
Charles Sturt University
Edith Cowan University
James Cook University
La Trobe University
Southern Cross University
University of Canberra
University of Sydney
University of Queensland
University of Technology Sydney