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By Dean E. Williams, Ph.D.

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Questions from Parents

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alt textBy Kristin A. Chmela, M.A., CCC-SLP

By Dylan Levin

By Lacey Heid

I was diagnosed with a mild cluttering disorder when I was 24 years old.  Cluttering is a type of fluency disorder, and it often gets misdiagnosed or undiagnosed altogether.  I want to discuss what has helped me improve my speech.  Hopefully, this will help others who clutter find some strategies that may help improve their speech, as well as shed some light for SLPs on ways to help their clients with fluency disorders.

By J. David Williams

Prince Charles hosted a reception Tuesday, March 2, at his London home to praise the work of the Michael Palin Centre for Stammering Children.

By Paul Noor

alt textAs a child growing up in a small village north of Iran, just south of Russia, I struggled with a severe stutter and even considered not talking and learning sign language. Today I am a speaker and speak at businesses, clubs, schools, colleges, churches and correctional facilities.

Byron Pitts has brought much attention to stuttering with his memoir, Step Out on Nothing: How Faith and Family Helped Me Conquer Life’s Challenges,released in September, 2009. The book not only details his speech difficulties, but also his illiteracy until age 12 and his unstable family life. Pitts overcame the odds to become a national correspondent with CBS News.

The following letter appeared on Feb. 20, 2010, in The Commercial Appeal of Memphis.

The May 15 article "Study hints at stuttering as an inherited trait of genes" brought back memories of Malcolm Fraser, who founded a stuttering institute in Memphis.

My brothers Bill and Bob and I were active in the then Man-for-Boy Club in the 1950s, which was based at the Downtown YMCA on Madison.