To my elementary school speech therapists, thank you for helping me go from a 5-year-old kid who could barely say the letter "r” without stuttering to someone who fluently delivered the keynote speech at my 5th grade D.A.R.E. graduation ceremony.
What’s up, dude? This is you fourteen years from now. At this current time in your life, the fourth grade is almost over, you have a good group of friends, and you still stutter, but becoming more fluent as the years pass.
Happy National Stuttering Awareness Week everyone! National Stuttering Awareness Week is an annual event in the United States held in the second week of May which celebrates, educates and spreads the word about stuttering.
“If you could take a magic pill to get rid of your stutter, would you take it?” Some form of this question inevitably comes up when I talk to a group of people about stuttering. Over the years my response has changed.
My name is Achilleas Souras. I’m 16 years old and I live in Barcelona. Growing up, talking wasn’t always easy for me. Speaking on the phone was hard. There were times when I was mocked and other kids finished my sentences for me.