Some Information about Botox (Botulinum toxin) Used in the Treatment of Stuttering

compiled by Judy Kuster

Below is some information on the use of Botox in treatment for stuttering. Much of it was compiled from two Internet resources and refers to scholarly articles which are not online, but can be obtained through your library. It also includes an abstract of a poster session from the IFA convention in Denmark, August 2000. JAK

Summarized from messages posted to Stutt-L November 1998, and January 20, 1999, by Peter Ramig

Message posted to Stutt-L January 16, 1999 by Tony Troiano, email address orazio@IDT.NET Message posted to Stutt-L January 18, 1999 by Richard Merson, email address

There was also a question posted on the neurology-forum web awhile ago - I don't know if the email addresses below are still correct, but the information is interesting. JAK

  • Article submitted by Joe Van Remortel on 6/3/96. Author's Email listed as
  • This response was submitted by Jennifer (nee Regina) Kocher on 8/9/96. In 2008, Jennifer updated her email address to and stated that she welcomes hearing from anyone interested in the topic of botox and stuttering. Effect of Botulinum Toxin Injections on Adult Stuttering Patients by H.S. Choi, Y.H. Kim, H.Y. Pyo, and W.P. Hong, Seoul, Korea and presented as a poster session at the IFA Convention, Denmark, August 2000. Reported in The Journal of Fluency Disorders, Volume 25, Number 3, Fall 2000. Additional personal experiences with Botox
    added January 16, 1999
    last modified January 2, 2008