- Published: Saturday, 09 March 2019 12:37
- Written by CSA Admin
The Institute for Stuttering Treatment and Research (ISTAR), part of the University of Alberta in Edmonton, is conducting a research study involving the changing facial movements of people who stutter while they are talking. Torrey Loucks, a professor at U of A, is the lead researcher, and says his work could shed light on potential treatments for stuttering. This study started in June 2018 and will be going on until October 2019.
Mary Wood gives the keynote speech at the 2018 CSA conference
Thank you to all of you who attended our 2018 annual conference held in Toronto! One major highlight of the conference was the keynote speech graciously given by Mary Wood. Every sentence was packed with wisdom, meaning, guidance and compassion! You can hear her speech on Daniele Rossi's Stuttering is Cool site here. Enjoy it!
Dr. Frederick Murray, a beloved figure in the stuttering community, passed away last week on January 24 at age 92. Fred was a person who stuttered and an admired speech-language pathologist.
Of the approximately one percent of the world adult population who stutters, among them is Dave Taylor, former captain — and later general manager — of the Los Angeles Kings. He worked his way from the nickel mines of Levack, Ontario, to forge an illustrious 17-year playing career before embarking on a successful career as an NHL executive.
My name is Zishan Ghulam, but people call me Shaun as it’s easier to pronounce. I am 35 years old and I am in the 1% of the worlds population who stutters. It runs in my family as my brother also stutters. I had it worse, but believe it or not I am happy I did, because it has taught me so much.