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Welcome to START.

The Stuttering Treatment and Research Trust (START) is the only organisation in New Zealand that provides specialist treatment and support for people of all ages who stutter and their families. 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 treatment that you need. That is why we offer appointments in Greenlane and Albany, and via video conferencing for
those who live outside of Auckland.

speech therapy group stuttering

GroupsĀ & courses

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

Mentoring

Would you prefer to work with someone who has faced the same struggles as you? START is proud to offer our world-first mentoring programme where we find a mentor who is 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 treatment that you need. That is why we offer appointments in Greenlane and Albany, and via video conferencing for
those who live outside of Auckland.

speech therapy group stuttering

GroupsĀ & courses

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

Mentoring

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

Our Films About Stuttering

In 2020 we made two films about stuttering.
Our shorter film, ‘Windows into stuttering’ provides insights from people who stutter to help raise awareness.
‘Stuttering: Young Kiwis Share Their Stories’ is aimed at educators but there’s something for everyone.
Take a look below:

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.

Therapy for stuttering available via Zoom/Skype at Level 4

If you have an in-person appointment booked while we remain in lockdown, your Speech Language Therapist will be in touch to make arrangements.

If cost is an issue, please let us know, as we want to make our sessions accessible for everyone.

To arrange an appointment with one of our specialist speech language therapists please contact us on support@start.org.nz or 09 579 6775.
Janelle, Anna, and Brittney

Speech Language Therapy team