Welcome to the START - a little organisation achieving big things!

Come in and see usGet startedDonate through GivealittleEstablished in 1995, the Stuttering Treatment and Research Trust (START) is the only organisation in New Zealand that specialises in treating people who stutter.

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 treatment for clients.

START’s service includes a community of support and mentoring for people who stutter and their families, increasing the confidence and communication skills of our clients.

We are a registered charitable trust that has treated over 1,600 people and are working hard to raise awareness and tolerance of stuttering in the wider community.

Our research and collaboration with some of New Zealand’s top Universities makes START a centre of excellence for the treatment and support of people who stutter.

Latest news and events

May 9 2016

START now offers clients specialist stuttering treatment on Auckland’s North Shore thanks to a new partnership with Massey...

May 3 2016

In March START formally marked its twenty first birthday with a party and celebration for some of our friends and supporters...

May 2 2016

The Stuttering Treatment and Research Trust (START) is offering a five day intensive course for adults at the START offices...

Feb 15 2016

Communication Matters, a national publication for the NZ Speech Therapy Assocation published a story of START's successful...

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