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

Groups & 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

Groups & 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.

Latest News

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

Postponement of Looking back, going forward – START’s 25th celebration

Avoidance Reduction Therapy and its uses for people who stutter

Welcoming Nikki – our Grants Coordinator

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 sessions for stuttering available via SkypeDue to COVID-19, our usual face-to-face therapy sessions are being replaced by video sessions, which means that therapy is still available.

The team at START have been providing stuttering therapy via skype for people who live out of Auckland for some years now. We are pleased that during the COVID-19 lockdown we are still able to help our clients while our therapists are working from home.


If you would like to take this opportunity to have a therapy session with one of our specialist speech language therapists from the comfort of your own home please contact us on support@start.org.nz or 09 579 6775 to arrange an appointment.

Janelle, Anna, Beth and Brittney
Speech Language Therapy team