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24 October 2011

Stutterers: shamed and misunderstood

Speech problems are common and they can be a source of misery. But help is at hand.

Speech problems are common and they can be a source of misery. But help is at hand.

Many people who stutter find that it’s an impediment to their careers. A study in the US in the 1990s found that people who stuttered were regarded as "nervous, shy, quiet, self-conscious, withdrawn, tense, anxious, fearful, reticent, and guarded," or even "hesitant, indecisive and stupid".

 
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