Genetic Basis of Speech, Language and Stuttering

The Murdoch Children's Research Institute, The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute and University College London are studying the genetic and neural contributions to speech and language disorders. We are looking for child and adult participants with any form of speech, language or literacy disorder (including stuttering) to take part in our project. We are also interested in studying other members of the family without a speech, language or literacy disorder where possible.

This study has been supported by ANZ Trustees, Perpetual Trustees, the Shepherd Foundation, the Melbourne Neuroscience Institute and an Australian Research Council Discovery project grant.

This study has ethics approval through The Royal Children's Hospital and Austin Health Human Research Ethics Committees and is conducted in accordance with the National Health and Mental Research Council human research ethics guidelines.