In this blog, she discusses topics such as authenticity and vulnerability. She defines messy versus clean stuttering and the different emotions associated with each. She speaks about how accepting her stutter affects not only her feelings of personal identity and belonging but also her students’ feelings of respect and acceptance towards her. Furthermore, she touches on different issues like small communities, covertness, and separate classrooms which create an isolated feeling for those who stutter and prevent community building. She builds off of her own experiences as a
After 60 years of stuttering, Hoagland reminisces about his struggles and triumphs to overcome his stuttering. While attending school, he learned that, “Life can become a matter of measuring the importance of anything you have to say.” He felt that it was
The short film Stutterer written and directed by Benjamin Clearly depicts the ways which one’s physical handicap causes social isolation and low self-esteem. Set in London, the thirteen-minute film features a young typographer named Greenwood who stutters when he talks. Greenwood’s speech impediment keeps him totally detached from society to a point where he can’t build relationships .His sole form of connection with the outside world is a six-month old online relationship with a woman named Ellie who Greenwood cherishes a lot. At risk to lose the biggest relationship in his life yet, Stutterer unveils how Greenwood disregards his handicap and comes out of his social closet to meet his soulmate.
The main purpose of this article is to examine various research on the etiology of stuttering. The experimental research explored various brain circuitries involved, specifically the the basal ganglia. Furthermore, the meta-analysis discussed neuroimaging, lesion, pharmacological, and genetic studies on the neural circuitries connected to persistent developmental stuttering and acquired neurogenic stuttering.
Hoagland begins his essay with an analogy to help the audience understand his stutter in a clear and visual way. He likens his handicap to “trying to run with loops of rope around your feet” (Hoagland
I grew up with a stutter. I wished I had embraced my speech impediment and allowed myself to promote the ways in which I am able to communicate effectively with people instead of dwelling on the difficulty I had in my speech. It was tough for me to speak in front of people throughout grade school, as I would try to get all my words out as clearly as possible even though it was difficult for me to do so. Instead of embracing my slight fallibility, I was ashamed and did not want to acknowledge that I had an impediment. I spoke little in public. As I progressed through high school and the early years of college, I made an effort to improve my speech by forcing myself to take advantage of speaking opportunities. Even as my speech improved, it was still uncomfortable for me to admit that I had an impediment. It was not until my junior year of college that I realized I could use my other refined capabilities in communications in order to connect with people. In lieu of my speaking, I capitalized on my written communication skills and it showed through creating health education materials, assisting show production at CNN, developing a communication for development media initiative in the Solomon Islands, and now currently as the Editor-in-Chief of the Yale Undergraduate Journal of Public Health. Consistent development in my writing ability allowed me to develop the confidence upon improving my
After reviewing the literature regarding stuttering and the effects on the cognitive function, long term stuttering would lead to emotional and psychological distress for the individual. . Social anxiety in stuttering has been linked to humiliation, embarrassment and avoiding social situations which can affect their quality of life. There is no cure for stuttering, but there are ways to reduce stuttering such as attending speech therapy and receiving social support from family and friends which can increase self- esteem. People that struggle with stuttering must overcome their fear of speaking and willing to acceptance their speech. If individuals continue to avoid treatment or allow their speech to control them, this will impact their quality
During my primary education, I was teased and mocked for having a speech impediment. I couldn’t process my thoughts before I was able to voice them. I was forced to take speech classes to help correct my stuttering problem. I felt like an outcast as my other peers judged me because of my speech impairment. As I grew older, I was reluctant to communicate with my peers since I was afraid I might stutter and be teased. I was able to push through my struggles as a child and join the girl’s freshman basketball team. I’ve always had an introverted personality, but that completely changed when I began communicating with individuals on this team. I allowed myself to be open and to trust others, thus I was able to become more involved with extracurricular
Before I bought my first set of drawing utensils it was hard for me to communicate. My communication disability was--and still is--a hinderance to my daily life. I describe it to people as dyslexia with my mouth. [CLAIM] Being classified as “disabled” caused a social imbalance to my school life and ego. [D] The children that were in Special Education were always first to enter a classroom, we were forced to wait for the other students to get there while we waited in silence. When the students arrived they crowded around us as if we were circus animals juggling for their entertainment. [D] I tried to ignore this large gap and charm my fellow classmates but with my limited time around them I was unable to make friends. [CLAIM] In addition to having no time to socialize I was still unable to say what I wanted to.
The parent-child interaction therapy (PCIT) approach is an indirect therapy method in which parents openly address stuttering by talking about stuttering with their children. The PCIT begins with a consultation assessment in which the speech pathologist assess the child, gathers an in depth case history, and consults with parents. During the consultation it is explained to the parents that stuttering is a disorder that is the cause of many factors including “physiological, linguistic, psychological and environmental factors” (Millard et. al. , 2008, p 637). The clinicians make sure that the parents understand that they are not to blame for the stuttering and that how a parent reacts to the child’s stuttering can affect the child. After the consultation, therapy begins with six weekly sessions within the clinic and followed by six weeks of home therapy. During the clinic therapy sessions the establishment of “special time” (as
As early as the age of four, I developed a familiar problem known to numerous children as they mature. This complication materialized in the form of a speech disorder, impacting my life to the present date - a stutter. This obstacle produced interesting advantages, but also monumental disadvantages. One might ask how a such bumbling individual have any advantage with such a issue? However, the most interesting question to ask: how did the overall havoc of a stutter impact my social skills?
This semester I had a man in his mid-fifties who has a severe stutter. One long term goal that we worked on was having a more positive experience with stuttering, as well as difficult speaking situations. We have this goal to reduce the amount of negative thoughts he has about his speech, and to prevent him from avoiding speaking situations.
For some, a conversation is scary and hopefully avoidable with a smile while others don't think twice about the way something is said. In the article "The Everyday Anxiety of the Stutterer," by Joseph P Carter, he explains what it's like living day to day with a stutter.
Johnson’s stutter lingered through his whole life and influenced his research and career. While he was still a child, he would concentrate on his speech more than most children his age. As he grew up, the stutter caused Johnson to repeat sounds without realizing, several times in a conversation. If his teacher may not have stated her fears of her student’s stutter, Johnson may have grown out of it once he became older. His fear made him self-conscious of speaking to others; the same fear he implanted into the orphans many years later during his infamous ‘Monster Study’.