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The majority of children who stutter will spontaneously recover from it without intervention, but some 20% of people do not. fizkes/iStock via Getty Images Plus

What causes stuttering? A speech pathology researcher explains the science and the misconceptions around this speech disorder

Stuttering is a complex neurodevelopmental disorder that affects about 1 in 100 people across the world. Yet the precise biological pathways that underlie stuttering are not well understood.
It’s a little intimidating when all of those chairs are full, but teaching large classes doesn’t need to stress you out. From

What it takes to teach a large class – and do it well

Large classes don’t have a good reputation when it comes to fostering student learning. But there are a few ways for teachers to adapt to bigger classes.
It’s so easy to get sidetracked during an argument if you don’t remember just one thing. So what is it? Flickr/Daniela Vladimirova

This is why you will lose your argument

It’s so easy to get side-tracked in any discussion and once that happens you’re doomed. So what do you need to know to win your argument?
The public response to the eulogies to Gough Whitlam testifies to the power of oratory that draws on and gives fresh life to memory. AAP/Alan Porritt

Memoria in Memoriam: Whitlam’s farewell invokes power of oratory

In a playful rhetorical flourish at the Sydney Town Hall on Wednesday, Indigenous leader Noel Pearson monumentalised Gough Whitlam’s prime ministerial legacy, Monty Python-style: What did the Romans ever…

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