If you have been following our other social media channels, you would know that we have been putting together a series of common myths around stuttering. The fifth and final myth of the series has been posted, and we have decided to dedicate a post about these common myths. Social stigmas are more than often… Read More Common Myths about Stuttering … Debunked!
What advice would you give to your younger self? This is a question we have all probably thought about. After some research, we have compiled a list of the most common advice that people who stutter would give to their younger selves. YL References Stuttering Is Cool 2013, <http://stutteringiscool.tumblr.com/post/75641588613/another-infographic-i-created-offering-tips-for> The Stuttering Source 2014, A Letter… Read More Advice to My Younger Self
Phil Kaye is a celebrated writer, poet, and teacher. In his poem Repetition, he explores the power of language and the effect of repetition on words. Underlying the poem however, is a story about the struggle and combat with speech impairment. While Kaye has overcome his stutter, it is still a prevalent subject in his… Read More Overcoming Stutter
How has stuttering been portrayed in popular culture? It is often through popular culture that myths and stereotypes become commonplace. Here we have compiled some portrayals of stuttering in popular culture, the good and the bad. Porky Pig (1935) This animated Looney Tunes character led to Warner Bros. donating $12,000 to the Stuttering Foundation after… Read More Portrayals of Stuttering in Popular Culture
This post will focus on the second interview conducted at speech and language pathology, Speech Matters. We interviewed Kym, a parent of a child who stutters. Her son, Ryan, 7, receives therapy from the pathology for his stutter. SOMETHING TO SAY: When did you find out that Ryan had a stutter? Kym: He started stuttering… Read More A Parent’s Perspective
We travelled to Speech Matters, a speech and language pathology, to conduct a two-part interview. This post focuses on Yasmin*, 16, who previously received regular therapy from the pathology. During the interview, Yasmin reflects on her experience growing up with a stutter, while also giving insight into various issues surrounding speech disorders. SOMETHING TO SAY:… Read More Growing Up with a Stutter
As a listener, there are several ways you can assist someone who stutters when talking to them. Don’t give them advice Comments such as “Slow down”, “Take a breath”, or “Relax” are not helpful and are more than often demeaning. Remember that stuttering is not caused by psychological factors such as stress or anxiety. Don’t… Read More Talking to Someone Who Stutters