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. 'The world is her oyster now': Grateful mom thanks ISTAR for giving teen daughter her life again

    "Stuttering stole her childhood but it will not take her adolescence and adulthood! ISTAR has given that time back to her to be the best she can be."

  2. Breaking Down Barriers to Participation

    Obesity and stuttering researchers join burn survivor to share perspectives on diversity and inclusivity at Lougheed Leadership College Lecture.

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