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The Michael and Tami Lang Stuttering Institute

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Our Mission

Established in 2014, The Michael and Tami Lang Stuttering Institute (LSI) is a non-profit organization within the Moody College of Communication at The University of Texas at Austin and serves as a leader in stuttering research and practice. LSI provides evaluations and therapy free of charge, through philanthropic support, to children, teens, and adults who stutter. We equip students and professionals with knowledge and skills in the nature and treatment of stuttering. Our mission is to help people around the world to “Dream. Speak. Live.”

Read more about LSI from the Founding Director, Dr. Courtney Byrd.

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Our Approach

LSI has generated new knowledge about treatment that supports shifting from controlled fluency to empowering participants of all ages to speak confidently, communicate effectively, and advocate meaningfully. 

To learn more about our evidence-based programs, please click here!


Through education and acceptance, children and adults develop the courage to share, "What they most wish people knew about stuttering."


Camp Dream. Speak. Live. improves communication attitudes, self-advocacy, and resiliency and reduces the impact of stuttering on quality of life.


The unique strategies we teach effectively reduce fear and avoidance as well as the likelihood of being bullied and/or discriminated against.


Our research has elucidated the linguistic, phonological, and phonetic contributors to typical versus atypical disfluency.


Communication Excellence provides children and adults with competencies that improve their ability to communicate.


The Lang Stuttering Institute's Advocacy Adventures provides a platform for teens who stutter to mentor their peers in Texas and around the world.

Our Impact

To date, we have led research initiatives, served participants, educated students, and trained professionals in nearly every state across the nation and every continent across the globe.  


World Map for Our Impact

"If someone tells me not to stutter, they are basically telling me not to talk, because when I talk, I stutter"

- Alex Daman, 14

Watch Alex's speech


Dream. Speak. GIVE.


With your tax-deductible support, we can help more people around the world to Dream. Speak. Live.