Help available for stutterers
8/30/2018, 6 a.m.
It’s back to school time — new clothes, new backpacks, new schools and new friends.
But for some children, old fears arise.
For the student who stutters, the beginning of the school year is a time fraught with anxiety and doubt. Will my classmates like me? Will the teacher understand I may need a few extra seconds to get my words out? Will I be bullied?
One in five children may experience issues with fluency during early development.
The Stuttering Foundation has help for students, parents and teachers. For practical help and up-to-date information, visit StutteringHelp.org.
The writer is president of The Stuttering Foundation. For help, please contact them at (800) 992-9392.