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Stutter UAE's 8th International Stuttering Awareness Day Event
We believe that every voice matters and that each contribution lays a brick in the foundation of a more informed, accepting, and inclusive community.

Our International Stuttering Awareness Conference serves as a catalyst for dialogue and transformation. Annually, this platform gathers experts, professionals, and community members to discuss the latest advancements in speech therapy and to illuminate the realities of stuttering from those who experience it firsthand.

Our goal is to foster a conversation about stuttering that leaves a lasting impression of inspiration and inclusion.
When October 21, 2023

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Why Attend The event?

Our offer is for everyone

For Speech and Language Therapists (SLT)

Join global stuttering experts at our event. Whether a specialist or curious learner, your presence is highly valued.

For Adults & Children who Stutter and their Families

Join Stutter UAE's flagship event, a gathering that fosters unity and understanding. Share experiences, attend talks, or just connect in our welcoming community.

For Researchers, Members of Academia, and other Health Practitioners

Dive into discussions on evidence-based research with leading stuttering specialists. Explore the value of interdisciplinary insights.
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What can you see and do

For Adults

Icebreaker Activity: having attendees introduce themselves to every other attendee, creates a more comfortable atmosphere.
Speaking Circles: breakout groups where attendees express themselves regarding their stutter.
Work / Career Related: discussing specific challenges faced at the workplace and recommending solutions as a group.
Self Development Circles: breakout groups with experts to equip people who stutter with tools to build confidence.

For Speech and Language Therapists (SLT)

Pre-Event SLT Workshops: Three practical workshops for professionals wishing to gain hands-on knowledge on stuttering clinical practice.
Panel Discussions: highly successful people who stutter talk about their lives with a stutter.
Researchers: bringing together the world’s top researchers to discuss cutting-edge clinical research on stuttering.
Therapies: Latest therapy concepts from around the world. Addressing parents who want immediate results (some speakers can
join virtually).
Partnership with Stuttering Support: highlighting the significant role of stuttering support groups, even for those who attend therapy.

For Families

Icebreaker Games: fun activities to get children comfortable in the event.
Speak Up: giving kids an opportunity to speak openly about their stutter.
Finding My Voice: teaching kids how to openly express themselves.
Games: keeping the kids having fun while the parents attend panel discussions and researchers' segment.
Together: ways to work through stuttering as a family.

Our Speakers

Confirmed Speakers

Farah Al Qaissieh

Social entrepreneur, Co-founder of Stutter UAE, and Managing Director of Speechcare Center / iStutter Center

Gonçalo Leal

Speech and Language Therapist, Co-Founder, and Clinical Director at Speechcare / iStutter Center (UAE, Portugal,Spain)

Tom Scharstein

Co-Founder of the World Stuttering Network (WSN)

Dr. Gerald Maguire, MD

Global Medical Director, iStutter - Chair of Research and Development, WSN

Con Hurley

Co-Founder of Stuttering Awareness Mental Wellbeing Ireland

Yoshikazu Kikuchi, MD, PhD

Researcher at Kyushu University Hospital, Japan

Aliya Paula Sardar

Speech-Language Pathologist MSc. CCC-SLP

Jamie Googan

Co Founder of Stuttering Stuttering Awarenesses Well-being Ireland

Dr. Yaser Al Sabi

University of Nizwa, Nizwa, Sultanate of Oman

Anelise J. Bohnen

PhD, SLP, President of The Brazilian Fluency Institute

Elsa Marta Soares

Head of Research and Development at Speechcare Center

Nicolas Delaunay

3D Videographer

Reema Abdullatif Al-Serhi

Senior Speech-Language Pathologist, M.Sc., CCC-SLP
More speakers to be announced soon
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Standard Pass
$120 1 DAY
  • Full Conference(Includes workshop, coffee etc)
  • Live Videos(Can access online free)
  • Meet Speaker(Ask questions privately)
Our prices includes 10% charges
Flexible Pass
$220 2 DAY
  • Full Conference(Includes workshop, coffee etc)
  • Live Videos(Can access online free)
  • Meet Speaker(Ask questions privately)
Our prices includes 10% charges
Business Pass
$320 3 DAY
  • Full Conference(Includes workshop, coffee etc)
  • Live Videos(Can access online free)
  • Meet Speaker(Ask questions privately)
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