The mission to unlock the mystery of stuttering

24 August 2022

Dr Adriana Penman from UQ’s School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences spoke to The House of Wellness about the causes of stuttering.

“People who stutter know exactly what they want to say but they just can’t get it out at that very time they need it,” Dr Penman says.

A major international Genetics of Stuttering study aims to locate the genes within stutterers that make them susceptible to developing the disorder. 

Dr Penman encourages families to come forward and consider participating in the stuttering study.  

“Everyone has a right to communicate.

“The more people that volunteer, the closer we may come to establishing what that link is with genetics and stuttering.”

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