MEMPHIS, Tenn. (July 2, 2007) — With more than 1.5 million page hits per month, the Stuttering Foundation's Web site,, is popular with parents, teachers, teens, physicians and other professionals as a way to find valuable information on this complex and distressing disorder.

In fact, is the leading site on Google, MSN, AOL and Yahoo for those seeking help with stuttering.

For children who stutter, summer break can be anything but a vacation. As many as 5% of all children stutter during some point in their young lives.According to Jane Fraser, president of the 60-year-old non-profit Stuttering Foundation, "Stuttering is a very individualized problem. Some children may actually stutter more during the summer because their structure and routine have been taken away -- and that stress can cause more disfluencies."

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (June 13, 2007) — Stuttering affects more than three million Americans, including 20/20 co-anchor John Stossel, basketball star Kenyon Martin, Tonight Show announcer John Melendez, Chicago Bulls legend Bob Love, actor James Earl Jones and singers Carly Simon and Mel Tillis.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (April 24, 2007) — NBA All-Star Bob Love joins an array well-known sports figures to speak out for those who stutter: Bill Walton, Johnny Damon, Tiger Woods, Kenyon Martin and Ken Venturi.

Love knows first-hand the experiences of someone who stutters. He has overcome considerable frustrations and setbacks since his glory years with the Chicago Bulls.

ADHD affects anywhere from 3 to 7% of children in the United States and recent research indicates that as many as 26% of these children also stutter.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (Jan. 1, 2007) — Cutting the tongue and stuffing a dishtowel in a child’s mouth were two ways people treated stuttering just a few decades ago.

We’ve come a long way since the Stuttering Foundation started shattering misconceptions about this mysterious disorder 60 years ago.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (May 24, 2006) — The Stuttering Foundation of America today welcomed news that clinical trials of the drug pagoclone showed significant speech improvements for people who stutter.

 "We were particularly pleased to learn that pagoclone does not appear to have any serious side effects, unlike some drugs used in the past," says Jane Fraser, president of the Stuttering Foundation.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (May 8, 2006) — National Stuttering Awareness Week begins today, May 8. It’s the perfect time to talk about the myths surrounding this complex disorder that affects three million Americans.

20/20 Co-anchor John Stossel joins the Stuttering Foundation to lead this year’s awareness campaign. His new book, Myths, Lies, and Downright Stupidity – Get Out the Shovel – Why Everything You Know is Wrong, is being released today.

Myth busters include:

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (May 1, 2006) — John Stossel, co-anchor of 20/20, is one of the most recognized and articulate reporters today. However, he once considered giving up his broadcasting career because of his stuttering.

Stossel didn't quit, and this year he joins the Stuttering Foundation of America in recognizing Stuttering Awareness Week, May 8 - 14, and celebrating the Foundation’s 59th year of service.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (March 27, 2006) — Top-ranked golfer Tiger Woods tells CBS’s 60 Minutes that it takes hard work and a competitive spirit to overcome childhood stuttering.

“The words got lost, you know, somewhere between the brain and the mouth. And it was very difficult, but I fought through it. I went to a school to try and get over that, and I just would work my tail off,” Woods told the news program.