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. 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

  2. Communication Improvement Workshops Early 2017

    Public Speaking workshop in March, Accent Reduction workshop in April/May, Academic Prep in May.

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