Check out this article which discusses causes and signs of stuttering in children. It also includes tips for parents of kids who stutter!
Ed Sheeran speaks of his experiences as a person who stutters, and how all people should embrace their quicks and be themselves.
“Don’t treat it as an issue. Work through it and get the treatment that you want to get, but don’t treat it as an issue. I did alright, and you can do alright as well.” -Ed Sheeran
On behalf of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at LSU, along with the Manship Theater, it is our pleasure to invite you to a unique theatrical event in Baton Rouge. On April 19, 2017, the Manship Theater will host a screening of The Way We Talk – an autobiographical documentary about life as a person who stutters. This is a one-time event and a unique opportunity to speak with the director Michael Turner about the practical and personal challenges one encounters as a person who stutters. Mr. Turner and Dr. Coalson will be available for a Q&A after the event for anyone with a personal interest in stuttering, a professional interest in stuttering, or simple curiosity about the limits of human communication as it begins to falter.
In addition to the 2 CEU hours SLPs can earn from attending, the documentary offers a valuable insight into factors “beneath the surface” that may challenge the popular perceptions and treatment of those who stutter. I highly recommend it for SLPs, as well as any adults who stutter or parents of children who stutter that you may know. It’s an opportunity to change what you know, or what you think you may know, about stuttering, and also a rare opportunity to see an indie documentary that otherwise would not have made it to Baton Rouge.
More information and purchasing options here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1048218075284125/
Dr. Coalson hosts the 2nd Annual Open House for the Baton Rouge Chapter of the National Stuttering Association. Over 60 local students, faculty, and people who stutter were in attendance. A proud night for the five panelists, comprised of individuals who stutter, to tell their stories and have their voices heard.
Want more information about NSA and how to get involved? Visit: http://www.westutter.org/find-nsa-meeting-near/louisiana/
Until recently, the cause of this speech disorder was largely unknown. This video provides some interesting information on why stuttering may potentially occur in the brain!