Josh Cohen raises money with car wash and Zumbathon
during National Stuttering Awareness Week
Josh Cohen, a remarkable young man from Cherry Hill, N.J., has stuttered for nearly his entire life. He will be 13 soon and celebrating his Bar Mitzvah in October. This passage requires he complete a personally meaningful project of community benefit.
Tillis and Stossel Join Forces to Help Charity
What do country music star Mel Tillis and hard-hitting television journalist John Stossel have in common?
They both stutter.
By Laurent Lagarde
Translated by Jane Fraser
The following letter was sent to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association's ASHA Leader by Stuttering Foundation President Jane Fraser.
Dear Annie: My husband and I recently visited the beach house of some friends. While there, I met an interesting lady who stuttered. At first I thought she had had too much to drink, but after 15 minutes I realized she had a speech impediment. I've never met an adult who stutters. At times it was very uncomfortable because I knew the word she was trying to say but could not get out.
Would it have been rude to complete the word for her, or should I have let her work through it? I felt very awkward.
-Uncomfortable in Florida
The Stuttering Foundation was chosen at the Spring Executive Council meeting in March 2010 as the new beneficiary of "NSSLHA Loves!" Based in Memphis, Tenn., the Foundation provides free online resources, services and support to those who stutter and their families, as well as support for research into the causes of stuttering.
Donations from the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association will be used to help children who stutter worldwide.
This is an excerpt from the popular book Sometimes I Just Stutter by Eelco de Geus
Dear Brother or Sister,
By Dean E. Williams, Ph.D.