18/06/2019 / Latest News, Stories

Ricoh – Helping kids achieve their best START

Last year, our organisation sent out an appeal to raise $7,200 to help 10 Kiwi kids access treatment for stuttering. Mike Pollock, CEO of Ricoh, and former START Board Member reached out to us and generously offered to contribute 50% towards our goal. This was a considerable contribution of which we are very grateful, and even more so that Ricoh then shared this story of the work we do in their internal newsletter.
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15/06/2019 / Information, Latest News

What is a stutter? Common myths and misunderstandings.

Although nearly everyone knows the word, unless you are a person who stutters, there can be a number of myths and misconceptions surrounding what a stutter really is.
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26/05/2019 / Latest News

University and START combine to create an oral history of START

Last year the Board and Executive Director decided to explore the possibility of creating a history of the Stuttering Treatment...
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21/05/2019 / Latest News, Our Team

Flowers mark Janelle Irvine’s ten years of service to people who stutter

In April Janelle Irvine completed ten years of service to the stuttering community through her work at START.  Janelle commenced...
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07/04/2019 / Latest News

A big thank you to all our supporters

Here at START we are so grateful for the support we receive from you all. Every blog you read, Facebook...
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12/03/2019 / Latest News, Our Team

Introducing our newest Speech Language Therapist

We would like to welcome our new Speech Language Therapist (SLT) - Beth Laurenson - to the team at START....
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25/02/2019 / Information, Latest News

Why don’t I stutter when I speak with an accent?

Why speaking differently can make your stutter disappear - If you are a person who stutters, you may or may not have noticed that when you put on an accent, or deliberately speak differently to how you might usually speak, that your stutter is less evident, or has even disappeared completely!
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28/01/2019 / Latest News

2018 in Review for The Stuttering Treatment and Research Trust

2018 was a momentous year for us at START - perhaps not so visible for an outsider, but behind the...
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01/12/2018 / Information, Latest News

Is stuttering genetic?

Is stuttering genetic? This is a question that is asked fairly regularly, however it doesn't have a yes or no answer.
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28/10/2018 / Latest News

International Stuttering Awareness Day – What I Wish People Knew About Stuttering

This years theme for International Stuttering Awareness Day is 'Speak Your Mind'. We spent time during our Teen Fluency Course follow up day brainstorming with the teens and student helpers what we wish people knew about stuttering.
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05/10/2018 / Information, Latest News

Is there a cure for stuttering?

Is there a cure for stuttering? A complex question with a complex answer - we delve into this in our latest blog.
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18/09/2018 / Latest News, Stories

The Stuttering Treatment and Research Trust on The Project NZ

Thank you to the wonderful team at The Project, as well as Ethan Findlow who features in the video below...
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17/09/2018 / Latest News, Our Team

Introducing our newly reinvigorated board

It’s been an exciting year so far for START, and we’ve been hard at work behind the scenes on some really exciting stuff (as well as some less exciting but no-less important tasks such as updating our health and safety policies)!
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20/08/2018 / Information, Latest News

5 ways to help someone who stutters

If you’re someone who doesn’t stutter, you might have a number of questions about what to do when talking to someone who does, and how you can best help them. If you’re worried you might offend them, or you’re unsure of the best way to phrase a question, then read on.
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15/07/2018 / Information, Latest News

Stuttering vs stammering – what’s the difference?

Is it stutter? or is it stammer? We're here to put the stutter vs. stammer debate to rest once and for all.
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10/06/2018 / Information, Latest News

5 ways you can help our charity that aren’t just donating money

As a charity, a lot of what makes our world go around is the support we receive from the community - but there’s a misconception that to help a charity you need to donate money. We’re here to dispel the rumours, and show you 5 ways you can support us without donating money!
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15/05/2018 / Information, Latest News

Why don’t we stutter when we sing?

Have you ever noticed that you don’t stutter when you sing? Or if you’re a person who doesn’t stutter, have you ever wondered why you’ve never heard someone stutter while singing? Read on to find out why.
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20/04/2018 / Information, Latest News

What does a donation to our charity do?

Are you looking to make a donation that goes further? Read this article to find out how a donation to our charity could change a child's entire life.
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26/03/2018 / Information, Latest News

It’s not all about individual therapy

Why we run groups and courses in conjunction with treatment.
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04/02/2018 / Latest News

START has moved!

START has moved premises, please read this blog to find out where!
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16/10/2017 / Latest News

Happy International Stuttering Awareness Week – how are we celebrating?

It only comes around once a year – International Stuttering Awareness Day on the 22nd of October. This year it...
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18/09/2017 / Latest News

Help us create “A World That Understands Stuttering”

This years’ theme for International Stuttering Awareness Day is ‘A world that understands stuttering’ – and here at START we...
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04/09/2017 / Latest News

Why are males more likely to stutter?

This question comes up fairly regularly, and because so little is understood about the definitive cause of stuttering, it’s often...
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20/06/2017 / Latest News

START speaks up on the global stage

Continuing with our dedication to professional development and education, Dr Anna Hearne has recently returned from presenting at a conference in Germany.
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23/11/2016 / Latest News

Start Celebrates 21 Years of Service

In March 2016 START formally marked its twenty first birthday with a party and celebration for some of our friends...
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23/11/2016 / Latest News

START team learn more about the Demands and Capacities Model (DCM)

In July START employees Anna Hearne and Voon Pang attended a workshop in Rotterdam to learn more about the demand...
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20/06/2016 / Latest News

START receives excellence award

START is delighted to have been granted the Marion Saunders Excellence in Speech Language Therapy Practice Award for 2015. This...
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29/05/2016 / Latest News

Mentoring Recognised

START is delighted to have been granted the Marion Saunders Excellence in Speech Language Therapy Practice Award for 2015. This...
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29/05/2016 / Latest News

START services expand to Albany

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