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. Communication Improvement Workshops now open to the Public

    Public Speaking workshop in September, Accent Reduction in October/November.

  2. Flags for Charities boosts stuttering programs

    Read about this quarter's featured Donor.

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