Stutter

Blogger Offers Insights on the Evolution of Stuttering in Individuals

We have become fans of an interesting blog called Stuttering.Me that offers a stutterer‘s perspective on speech-language pathology and the intricacies of stuttering. The blogger Greg Snyder, an assistant professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders, comes up with his own theories about why stuttering intensifies or changes in some individuals. Greg’s latest posts include a

Stuttering Stories

We were touched by the stories we read on LaTrobe University’s iStutter website. One story in particular caught our attention. Laurence, a thirteen-year old stutterer, wrote about how he was often embarrassed and frustrated when giving in-class presentations or even talking to his friends. His parents sent him to intensive speech therapy, where he gained

Closet Stutterer Finally Comes Out

We recently came across a blog about Sophie, a woman who has tried to conceal her stutter for years. We were moved by the honesty and expressiveness of her voice. For instance, this is an excerpt from her blog entry for June 25, 2007: “The thought of opening my mouth to speak without first analyzing

What You Don’t Know About Stuttering: An Interview with The Stuttering Foundation

For many of us, there are few things more difficult in life than wrestling with a personal issue alone.  Sometimes, there isn’t anyone to help when we need it, and other times, we just can’t find the help that we need, no matter how hard we try. Thanks to the Stuttering Foundation, those with stutters

Indie Film, Rocket Science, Features Stuttering Character

On a lighter note, here is the trailer for Rocket Science, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2007. The movie’s main character, Hal Hefner, is a stuttering high school boy who decides to join the debate team when its star debater, Ginny, recruits him.  He attempts different methods to overcome his stutter during