Researchers launch study into predicting stutter in babies

UNIVERSITY of Sydney researchers are launching a world-first study to try to detect whether a baby will stutter in later life - well before they start to talk.

Researchers will scan newborns with a family history of the disorder to identify brain patterns they already know are present in adults who stutter.

"This would be a huge breakthrough as stuttering is only noticeable when a child starts stringing words together at two to three years of age, and the current window for effective treatment is so small," university spokesman Mark Onslow said.

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