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. Notice of Fee Increase, effective Sept 1, 2017

    Incremental changes to assessment and therapy fees starting fall 2017

  2. MOTHER’S DAY FEATURE: With a little help from mom, dad and the Elks, five-year-old gains the confidence to tackle stuttering and learn three languages

    With support from his parents and help from the Elks and Royal Purple Fund for Children, Nicolas was able to continue treatment at ISTAR

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