Welcome to START.

The little not for profit achieving big things. Stuttering Treatment and Research Trust (START) is the only organisation in New Zealand that specialises in treating people who stutter. With many therapy options available, we’ve got the advice and support that you need.

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Our qualified team of specialist speech language therapists are all members of the New Zealand Speech Therapy Association (NZSTA) and provide internationally accepted and effective therapy for clients.

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Individual therapy

We know that sometimes it can be hard to get access to the right treatment that you need. That’s why we’re proud to offer appointments in Parnell and Albany, or even via Skype for those not living in Auckland.

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Group therapy

Our specially developed courses combine intensive therapy with an opportunity to meet others who stutter, in a relaxed and supportive environment. We have group sessions for kids, teens and adults.

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Would you prefer to work with someone that has faced the same struggles? START is proud to offer a one-of-a-kind mentor programme for you to work with mentors from a variety of professional backgrounds.

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Stuttering can happen to anyone

For people who stutter, meeting people who have lead successful lives with a stutter is incredibly important and inspirational. Our ambassadors come from a variety of backgrounds but all offer similar experiences growing up with a stutter.

Meet Our Ambassadors



Help and information

Did you know that when people sing, they don’t stutter?

Facts about stuttering


It’s me that has a stutter

There are many therapy options available to you

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My child has a stutter

Every child is different and there are many options available to help improve your child’s speech. We’re here to help you on the journey

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I teach a child that stutters

The classroom can be a challenging place for a child that stutters. But there are ways you can make it easier.

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I’m an SLT working with clients that stutter

Effective therapy is essential for people who stutter. We can share a variety of advice and support to those working in general practice.

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