Have you ever been stopped for speeding or had trouble when questioned coming through airport security? If you have, whether you stutter or not, you know how tough these two situations can be.
My name is Paul Bailey. When I first moved to Omaha, I cooked in a corporate kitchen where I needed to interact with the customers. That meant constantly talking to them, which is a stutterer’s worst nightmare!
Stuttering in Mice: Dr. Terra D. Barnes, Dr. Timothy E. Holy, and Dr. Dennis Drayna answer questions about the latest research.
The Stuttering Foundation created a free identification card available to all those who stutter. It is designed to help them identify themselves in a nonverbal way as someone who may have trouble speaking.
The thoughts of a stutterer. The moment you realize you are different. Your whole world changes. You speak and strange looks are given to you. A child looks at you and wonders what is wrong with you. You are entering school wondering if you will ever make any friends.
You never know what will come your way when you get up in the morning. One day in November 2014, I was contacted by a representative of a Portland, Oregon theatre company, Portland Center Stage, about consulting with an actor who was going to play a character who stutters.
Kendra Joyce’s mother, Kara Joyce, has stuttered her entire life. Of course that only makes her more special in Kendra’s eyes. “My mom has always been a beautiful singer and has written some beautiful songs in her lifetime,” Kendra tells us.
Cotton Mather, a prominent figure in U.S. history, rose above stuttering to achieve success. The Puritan leader of colonial America is considered one of the most prolific writers in American history.
Meet Margaret Griffo and her dog Waverly — a beautiful two-and-a-half year old Keeshond. The duo make up a registered Pet Partners® team. They are among only a handful who currently provide fluency therapy to patients.