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. Institute for Stuttering Research and Treatment receives 500K from Alberta Elks Foundation

    It was that eureka moment that changed her understanding of how her daughter was suffering. A light bulb went off for Michelle Bjarnason when her friend told her about the intensive stuttering program at the University of Alberta’sInstitute for Stuttering Treatment and Research (ISTAR).

  2. Communication Improvement Workshops Spring 2016

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

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