MEMPHIS, Tenn. (March 6, 2006) — A newly released survey by Professor Marshall Rice of the Schulich School of Business at York University, Toronto, found 51 percent of respondents — all of whom stutter — believe they would have a better job if they didn’t have the disorder.

Sixty-eight percent of those surveyed agreed with the statement: “I believe my capabilities, at times, have been misjudged by my supervisors because of my stuttering.”

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (Aug. 2, 2004) — Kids who stutter have a lot to say, and friends can show them how in Stuttering: For Kids By Kids, a new DVD starring real kids who stutter.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (Jan. 3, 2006) — People who stutter may be harder workers because they have to compensate for their disability, speech experts say. That's good news for employers. 'People who stutter often have a temperament that's perfectionist because many have to work tirelessly to gain fluency,' said Barry Guitar, Ph.D., professor of speech-language pathology at University of Vermont. Dr. Guitar has dealt with his own stuttering on the job.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (Oct. 1, 2005) — For the 14th year, the Stuttering Foundation recognizes the importance of the media in raising awareness about stuttering and what can be done to help.

The 2005 Media Awards for Excellence go to 10 journalists who successfully enhanced public understanding of this complex speech disorder during the year.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (April 27, 2005) — Kenyon Martin, the Denver Nuggets basketball sensation who was named to the NBA’s All Star Team in 2004, joins other famous people who stutter in a new brochure. The brochure - which unfolds into a small poster - is available free of charge from The Stuttering Foundation.

The poster is intended to give children and adults who stutter inspiration as they grapple with their speech disorder.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (Jan. 3, 2005) — 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. (May 1, 2004) — John Stossel, James Earl Jones, Carly Simon, Mel Tillis, Alan Rabinowitz,  Robert Merrill, Winston Churchill, Marilyn Monroe, Ken Venturi, Bob Love, John Updike, King George VI, Frank Wolf, Lewis Carroll, Bill Walton, Annie Glenn… all famous and successful. And all stuttered.

They share something else: they didn’t let their stuttering stop them. And if you’re one of over three million Americans who stutter, don’t let it stop you.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (Feb. 15, 2004) — According to the recent United States Census, one in seven, or 31.8 million, people in the United States speak a language other than English in the home. It is unknown how many people who stutter are bilingual, but it is safe to estimate that at least a half million people in the United States who are bilingual also stutter.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (Jan. 5, 2004) — Over the past year, increased media attention has focused on auditory feedback devices for the treatment of stuttering, with dramatic testimonials on nationally televised programs including Oprah and Good Morning America.

Since then, hundreds of people have contacted the Stuttering Foundation seeking information on auditory feedback devices. Although the Foundation does not endorse any one therapy method, a packet of information on seven different devices was sent to anyone who requested it.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (Jan. 6, 2003) — "The survey results indicate that it is more important than ever for us to focus our efforts on educating parents of young children about stuttering," said Jane Fraser, president of The Stuttering Foundation, a 56-year-old nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention and treatment of stuttering. "With early detection and intervention, stuttering in young children can almost always be overcome. It is crucial that parents become informed."

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