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    New funding awarded for Centre of Research Excellence – Translational Centre for Speech Disorders

    The Speech and Language Team recently launched a Translational Centre for Speech Disorders following NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence funding awarded for a 5-year period. National and international experts will collaborate to study the neurobiology of speech disorders to better understand the cause of speech disorders such as apraxia of speech. Findings from this research will help transform diagnosis and prognosis and enable precision therapies to improve long term outcomes for children with speech disorders.

    For information on Prof Angela Morgan’s insights about this Translational Centre for Speech Disorders, please click here.

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    Interested in studying a PhD on the neuropsychological profile of children with childhood apraxia of speech?

    We currently have a PhD opportunity. Applications close December 11th 2022. For more information, please click here or email

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    New genes linked to childhood apraxia of speech

    Just published! We have recently published a number of genes newly associated with childhood apraxia of speech/severe speech disorder. These findings further our understanding of the heterogeneity of genetic contributions to the condition. For more information about the publication, please click here.

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    MCRI and Josh Earl

    We have been fortunate enough to welcome a collaboration with the Melbourne based comedian Josh Earl. Josh is well known for his work in stand up, radio and television. He openly talks about his speech difficulties as a child in his stand-up routine. Josh will be working with our team to advocate for individuals with speech disorder. To learn more about Josh and his collaboration with MCRI, please click here. To learn more about Josh, please visit

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    Genetics of Stuttering Launch

    Recruitment for the Genetics of Stuttering study is well underway. Thank you to the 800+ individuals who have already participated! This has been a fantastic response, and participants have been true partners in helping us further refine our survey.

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    We are still recruiting!

    We are currently still recruiting for the Genetics of Speech and Genetics of Stuttering studies. If you are interested, or know someone that may be interested please do not hesitate to contact us at (03) 9936 6334 or

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