ALBERTA STUDY USING SALIVA TO LINK GENETICS TO STUTTERING
This article features the story of a young family affected by stuttering, and shows the importance of early intervention and the role of genetics. In this article, a mom notices the beginning signs of stuttering in her son, Josh. Seeing her brother stutter as a child, she immediately enrolled Josh in speech therapy for stuttering.
Josh attends the University of Alberta’s Institute for Stuttering Treatment and Research (ISTAR) where he has generously donated his saliva for genetic research. ISTAR is currently collecting saliva of those who stutter and their family in hopes to find a genetic link since we already know it runs in families.
As previously mentioned, early detection and early intervention is critical for speech therapy to be most effective. At Speech Therapy Works we have clinicians who work with children who stutter and families affected by stuttering to reduce and eliminate the frequency of the stutter. Speech Therapy Works provides clinic based services and in home speech therapy in Toronto and the GTA including North York, Scarborough, Etobicoke, Woodbridge, Markham, Richmond hill, Thornhill, Mississauga etc.
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