25/03/2024 / Information, Latest News

Breakfast on TV1 with Janelle Irvine and Dean Cook

Janelle Irvine (Executive Director) and Dean Cook (Board Member) from the Stuttering Treatment and Research Trust (START) were interviewed on...
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23/05/2023 / Latest News, Stories

Entering the Workforce as a Person who Stutters – William’s Perspective

Kia ora START community I’m William, and I’ve been stuttering since the age of three. Janelle was my speech language...
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15/12/2022 / Information, Latest News

Navigating Christmas

Kia ora, I’m Felix, a social worker at START and a person who stutters. Christmas is a festive but often...
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Therapy for anyone in Aotearoa who stutters
29/11/2022 / Latest News, Stories

Therapy for anyone in Aotearoa who stutters: opportunities emerging from challenges

When our founders set up START over 25 years ago they dreamed that one day anyone in Aotearoa New Zealand who stuttered would be able to get the help they needed. Little could we anticipate that the advent of COVID-19 would be the catalyst to achieving that.
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10/10/2022 / Latest News, Stories

The challenge of meeting new people

Kia ora, I’m Felix, a social worker at START and a person who stutters.  Introducing yourself and talking to a...
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25/08/2022 / Latest News

Unjustified Dismissal –Supporting people who stutter in the workplace

In July 2020, Olivia Farrelly was dismissed from her job after disclosing her stutter to her employer during an informal...
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15/10/2021 / Latest News, Our Team

Welcome to John and Felix – our new team members

Since the first lockdown (which seems so long ago now) we have seen a steady increase in clients accessing our...
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Stuttering therapy from home
03/04/2020 / Information, Latest News, Our Team

Therapy for stuttering still available during the COVID-19 lockdown

Therapy for people who stutter is still available during the COVID-19 lockdown, heres how it works
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avoidance reduction therapy for stuttering
10/03/2020 / Information, Latest News

Avoidance Reduction Therapy and its uses for people who stutter

Have you heard about Avoidance Reduction Therapy? In this blog, Beth Laurenson, one of our Speech Language Therapists, explains this...
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Speech Language Therapy
17/02/2020 / Latest News, Our Team

Welcoming Nikki – our Grants Coordinator

This formal introduction is well overdue, as Nikki joined us in April of 2019! It has been wonderful having her...
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