About Us

The Institute for Stuttering Treatment and Research (ISTAR) is a self-funded institute of the University of Alberta's Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine. We offer specialized treatment to children, teens and adults who stutter. In addition, we conduct research into stuttering, offer advanced professional training for speech-language pathology students and clinicians, and promote public awareness of stuttering and its treatment.

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  1. ISTAR Family Fun Day

    Did you know that over 300,000 Canadians are currently experiencing stuttering, and even more are dealing with speech issues? Join us for this FREE event and learn more about what stuttering is and how ISTAR can help, all while having fun!

  2. VALENTINE'S DAY FEATURE: One man's love created a legacy

    Wife, son of ISTAR founder Dr. Einer Boberg (aka "the runaway groom") create endowment fund in his honour

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