Consumers and Professionals Working Together to Make This a Better World for People Who Stutter Today—worldwide—there are approximately 30 million children, teenagers, and adults who stutter. Stuttering is a much misunderstood speech disorder, often resulting in low self-esteem and shame, affecting a person’s self-image. Therefore, it is an important step for the stuttering community to recognize a day where consumers and professionals are working ... Article
Article  |   August 01, 1998
Consumers and Professionals Working Together to Make This a Better World for People Who Stutter
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Michael Sugarman
    International Fluency Association Consumer Committee
  • Judith Kuster
    Mankato State University, (Webmaster, Stuttering Home Page)
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Article   |   August 01, 1998
Consumers and Professionals Working Together to Make This a Better World for People Who Stutter
SIG 4 Perspectives on Fluency and Fluency Disorders, August 1998, Vol. 8, 12. doi:10.1044/ffd8.3.12
SIG 4 Perspectives on Fluency and Fluency Disorders, August 1998, Vol. 8, 12. doi:10.1044/ffd8.3.12
Today—worldwide—there are approximately 30 million children, teenagers, and adults who stutter. Stuttering is a much misunderstood speech disorder, often resulting in low self-esteem and shame, affecting a person’s self-image. Therefore, it is an important step for the stuttering community to recognize a day where consumers and professionals are working and learning from each other to share and give support to those affected by stuttering.
The date of October 22 (each year) has been approved by the International Fluency Association (IFA) Board of Directors as the date for International Stuttering Awareness Day. The date recognizes the growing alliance between speech-language professionals and consumers. Speech-language pathologists and consumers are learning from each other and are working together to share, give support, and educate one another and the general public on the impact that stuttering has on individuals’ lives.
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