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 have the advice and support that you need.

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Find the stuttering treatment that works for you.

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

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 video for those out of Auckland.

Groups & courses

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.

Mentoring

Would you prefer to work with someone who has faced the same struggles? START is proud to offer our world-first mentoring programme where we find a mentor who's right for you.

Find the stuttering treatment that works for you.

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

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 video for those out of Auckland.

Groups & courses

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.

Mentoring

Would you prefer to work with someone who has faced the same struggles? START is proud to offer our world-first mentoring programme where we find a mentor who's right for you.

Events and Articles

Stay up to date with what’s going on at START, as well as the latest news, research, and updates right here.

Help us reach more people who stutter!

As a charity, we do all that we can to help every person who stutters – but we can’t do that without you!

Your donation ensures that we can reach as many people as possible who stutter, and help them. Our little charity does everything in its power to offer our services to everyone – no matter their financial position – and donations from people like you are vital to helping us do this.

Stuttering can affect anyone

Stuttering is much more common than people think. It is likely that you know someone who stutters, or stuttered as a child. Find out more interesting facts and information about stuttering, and how we can help you to manage yours.

It's me that stutters

It's me that stutters

There are many therapy options available to you. Find out how working with a Speech Language Therapist and meeting others that stutter can help you.

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My child stutters

My child stutters

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

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 – for you, the child, and the rest of the class.

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I'm a speech language therapist

I'm a speech language therapist

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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