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. New format intensive clinic in January 2015

    There has been a change to our previously announced 3 week intensive clinic in January 2015. Due to the late notice of the change, we are offering a special discount to all those who register by December 15, 2014.

  2. UAlberta, Telus partnership helps treat stuttering from a distance

    Telehealth technology leads to 315% increase in distance speech and language treatment at Institute for Stuttering Treatment and Research.

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