My Disability Lesson
By Andrew Feese
2010 FAME Essay Winner
This is a new age for people who are disabled. There are electronic aides, there are therapists, and there are exceptions.
In July, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), The Florida State University, and the Stuttering Foundation co-sponsored the third Mid-Atlantic Workshop in Philadelphia.
Speech-language pathologists from nine states, Puerto Rico, Canada, Brazil, and France met July 12-16 on the CHOP campus to learn how to assess and treat school-age children and adolescents who stutter.
Boston Workshop Deemed Success
Since 1985, the Stuttering Foundation has conducted intensive summer workshops in order to increase the pool of speech-language pathologists trained in the latest techniques for the treatment of stuttering. This summer was no exception.
In November 2010, worldwide movie audiences were presented with a most interesting and unusual movie release with The King’s Speech, starring Colin Firth as King George VI and Helena Bonham Carter as his wife Elizabeth.
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