We are still celebrating National Stuttering Awareness Week, and in light of that, we have some helpful resources for those of you who stutter or know someone that does. Morgan, our Director of Ministry Development, and her sister, Mallory, give awesome insight in our recent video. Mallory gives first-hand experience and tips on how to deal with stuttering, her personal coping methods, and how her family supported her. Morgan gives an alternate perspective on what it was like growing up as Mallory’s sister. If you haven’t had a chance to watch the video yet, you can check it out now!

 

Additionally, we have been scouring organizations’ websites, looking for good books, and digging through research on a hunt to find advice for people that stutter. One thing we have learned from our experience with Mallory, Morgan, and Sam, is attitude is a key piece to the puzzle. As Mallory said in her video, she could, “Either take this gift and actually channel it for good, or allow stuttering to hold me back and keep me from doing the things that God has called me to do.” We hope these resources are helpful so that you or someone you love can one day use this to fulfill their purpose.

 

FAQ’s from National Stuttering Association:

http://www.westutter.org/what-is-stuttering/frequently-asked-questions/

 

Overall advice for stutterers and employers, teachers, parents, physicians etc. of stutterers:

http://www.stutteringhelp.org/advice-those-who-stutter

 

8 Tips for Teachers  (Downloadable PDF available):

http://www.stutteringhelp.org/8-tips-teachers

 

Recommended Books:   (Some of Mallory’s Favorites)

Sometimes I Just Stutter

by: Eelco deGeus

The Stutterer’s Survival Guide

by: Nicholas Tunbridge

Do You Stutter: a Guide for Teens

by: The Stuttering Foundation of America

 

If you or someone you love is struggling with stuttering, remember that you are not alone. More than 70 million people worldwide stutter! There are even celebrities who have speech impediments. Here are just a few:

– Marilyn Monroe

– Samuel L. Jackson

– Nicole Kidman

– B.B. King

– Carly Simon

-Ed Sheeran

– Bruce Willis

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