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Australian Speak Easy Association

Welcome to the Australian Speak Easy Association Facebook page! If you are a person with a stutter, parent of a child who stutters, speech pathologist or simply have an interest in stuttering then this is the page for you. The aims of this page is to share the latest in research, popular media and be a place of positive discussion and community. Please like and share to join in with all the exciting things to come!
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Australian Speak Easy AssociationSunday, August 13th, 2017 at 2:04pm
Is there a link between social anxiety disorder (SAD) and stuttering?

I believe social/performance anxiety is one of the major causes of relapse regardless of the treatment undertaken.

The message below is requesting participants to take part in a short online survey to further research at Flinders University in Adelaide exploring the link between SAD and stuttering.

I recommend your participation in this anonymous research and you go into a draw to receive a $50 gift voucher as a thank you for your participation.


Geoff Johnston

From Martha Depasquale, Flinders University, Adelaide.

Regarding distinguishing the levels of social anxiety, I have decided to use a measure called the 'Social Phobia Inventory Scale' (SPIN), which is used to pick up levels of social anxiety. This is based on people's current experience.

I have attached to this email the advertisement which has the link to my survey. I have now opened the survey so anyone can click on the link, or paste it into their internet browser and it will take them straight to the study.

They will first be shown a letter of introduction from my Supervisor (Dr. Junwen Chen) and then some further information about what they can expect. At that point, they can decide to continue or give it a miss.
Australian Speak Easy Association
Australian Speak Easy AssociationMonday, August 7th, 2017 at 6:32pm
It is official. Professor Scott Yaruss #Scottyaruss is a super star. The post ASEA 2017 Convention program has officially had 100 people register in 7 hours and the room is fully booked. Luckily we have been able to secure a larger venue at Edith Cowan University that holds 250 people. So if you are coming to the convention, then you can still register for the post convention event at

It is free. And if you have not registered for the convention, you still can at
See you all there, Peter Dhu
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Australian Speak Easy Association shared a link.Monday, August 7th, 2017 at 5:24pm
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Australian Speak Easy AssociationSunday, August 6th, 2017 at 9:20am
Early Childhood Stuttering Therapy: Direct or Indirect? Both or Neither?

As part of The Australian Speak Easy Association National Conference in Perth October 2017, Janet Beilby (Curtin University) and Charn Nang (Edith Cowan University) cordially invite speech pathologists, students and those with an interest in stuttering to a special seminar by Professor Scott Yaruss on the following topic: