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NIDCD resources available for National Stuttering Awareness Week

May 13, 2011

To promote National Stuttering Awareness Week, the Stuttering Foundation and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association have teamed up to promote early interventions for children who stutter. The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) offers additional resources for people who stutter and their families as well as professionals who work with them.

This fact sheet discusses the symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment, and latest research on stuttering supported by the NIDCD.

The Long Road to Discovery: Stuttering Genes Turn Up in the Most Unexpected Places
Read the backstory of how Dennis Drayna, Ph.D., and his research team in the NIDCD Laboratory of Molecular Genetics found three genes responsible for stuttering in some people.

Questions and Answers on NIDCD Stuttering Research
Learn about how the recent NIDCD discovery of stuttering genes is helping to shape future research on stuttering.

Dr. Dennis Drayna Answers Children’s Questions about Stuttering
Read Dr. Drayna’s responses to student questions about stuttering research, which are found on the Stuttering Foundation website.

Last Updated Date: 
May 13, 2011