Dr Gillian Zavos – Stuttering specialist.
The Stuttering Clinic is my private practice in Newcastle, NSW. I opened The Stuttering Clinic in 2011 after spending a few years at home with my young children, during which time I treated some clients who were unable to find expert stuttering assessment and treatment in Newcastle.
I started my specialisation in stuttering in 1998, when I worked at the Stuttering Unit in Bankstown, Australia.
The Stuttering Unit is known for developing the Lidcombe Program in conjunction with the Australian Stuttering Research Centre. As part of these organisations’ Continuing Professional Education program I presented at Lidcombe Program workshops for speech pathologists.
In addition I demonstrated the Lidcombe Program for speech pathologists and provided phone consultations.
I have a strong interest in research. I received first class honors for my research into the measurement of stuttering.
In 2003 I completed a PhD in which I examined the neural basis of stuttering in children.
I have also worked as a medical editor at The Lancet Neurology, London.
In addition to my private practice, I supervise speech pathology students who are learning to treat stuttering in the Speech Pathology Clinic at The University of Newcastle.