May is not only Better Hearing and Speech Month...
today also marks the beginning of National Stuttering Awareness Week (May 9 - 15)!
No other movie brought as much welcome attention to stuttering or shed as much light on how stuttering impacts a person's daily life than The King's Speech...
Yet, there is still so much misunderstood and unknown about stuttering by the general public.
Here are just a few interesting facts about stuttering you probably didn't know:
If you suspect that your child stutters, there are ways that YOU can help them.
Check out these 7 Tips for Talking With Your Child.
Remember.... no two people stutter alike and that makes it harder to treat. But, there is help! Speech therapy needs to be tailored to meet needs of individuals and how stuttering affects their lives, not just their speech patterns. It is critical to seek out a Speech Language Pathologist with expertise in stuttering.