MEMPHIS, Tenn. (July 22, 2009) — At a time of spiraling health care costs, speech therapy is one free benefit many parents can appreciate. If your child stutters, he or she may be eligible for free speech therapy in school.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (June 1, 2009) — If you stutter, you are not alone. Experts agree that one percent of the world’s population stutters – that means 3 million Americans and 67 million people worldwide.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (May 11, 2009) — The Stuttering Foundation has announced its 2009 Awards for Excellence in news reporting. The winning entries successfully enhanced public understanding of this complex speech disorder during the past year. "Journalists in a variety of media have done an outstanding job of focusing on the causes and treatment of stuttering over the past year," said Jane Fraser, president of the 62-year-old nonprofit foundation.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (May 5, 2009) — Darren Sproles, the Stuttering Foundation’s spokesman for National Stuttering Awareness Week, posted the second-best yard gain in Chargers post-season history in a January 3 game against the Colts. He also became the player with the third most yards of any player in a single post-season game in NFL history.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (April 15, 2009) — Darren Sproles, the San Diego Charger who made history last season by returning a kickoff and a punt for his first two NFL touchdowns in the same game, has overcome many challenges, but the toughest perhaps is stuttering.
Many children who stutter have never met anyone else who does! But in this new DVD from the nonprofit Stuttering Foundation, they meet other kids who stutter. They recount how to handle challenges like bullying, teasing, and speaking out in class; they even teach others kids and teachers about stuttering.
The Stuttering Foundation mourns the death of renowned author John Updike. Plagued from an early age by a stammer, he found creative outlets in drawing and writing.
Biden is one of many leaders from all backgrounds and political parties who has dealt effectively with stuttering. Others include Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson Jr., British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, U.S. Congressman Frank Wolf, former Alaska Gov. Bill Sheffield, Prince Albert of Monaco, and even King George VI.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (Jan. 6, 2009) — San Diego Chargers' Darren Sproles, made history Jan. 3, with 328 all-purpose yards with 23 carries for 105 yards, 5 catches, 3 punt returns and 4 kickoff returns. It was the second-best yard gain in the Chargers post-season history and ranks as the third most all-purpose yards by a player in a single post-season game in NFL history.