Talking with the Child Who Stutters

Year after year, one of the most frequently asked questions we receive, usually from parents of a child who stutters, is a simple one to answer. Do I need to do anything special when talking with a child who stutters?


It takes vulnerability to put yourself out there, especially when there’s a risk of being turned down. Open yourself up and take the chance; you never know what could happen.

Learning to #LiveFearless

For as long as I can remember, I have coped with a “speech block,” a type of stuttering that momentarily causes unexpected breaks in my speech.

This Is Us and This Is Me

For years, my stutter was the thing that caused a lot of self-doubt, negativity, and held me back. My stutter would cause me to talk negatively to and be mad at myself. Through years of self-growth and introspection, I no longer allow myself to talk ill about myself or be mad at myself because of my stutter.

Foundation Remembers a True Friend

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of longtime Stuttering Foundation friend Lisa A. Scott, Ph.D., CCC-SLP.

Pediatric Nurses are on the Front Lines of Stuttering Information

Within the stuttering community, the parental fear that a child is beginning to stutter is very well known—and very real. One in 20 children will stutter for a time during their development. One in 100 will continue to stutter after adolescence, and potentially, for a lifetime.

Bingo, Service, and Self-Growth

On the night of August 31, I called four games of bingo. That was not something I had on my list of things to do that day nor was it on the list of things I thought I would ever do.

Forgive Your Hard Days

I had to convince myself that I am enough and having self-doubt is part of being human. That those who truly love and care for me value my happiness over my perceived success. That my work is changing so many lives. That I am doing well and doing good in life. That I must forgive my hard days.

I am alright

Stuttering does does not make me less of a p-person. My new friends Jordyn and Nate are just as c-c-cool as me.

As A Person Who Stutters, I Find Comfort In Talking To Other People Who Stutter

For most of my life, I've only talked about stuttering – if I actually brought it up in conversations – to people who spoke fluently.