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2009-07-20 23:48:10

A U.S. survey indicates speech therapy helps the majority of people who stutter but those who stutter are discriminated against. Thirty percent of parents participating in the survey, conducted by the National Stuttering Association, say they have received bad advice about stuttering from pediatricians and speech therapists. The survey found speech therapies that change attitudes toward speaking and stuttering were thought more successful than therapies that focus on speech mechanics. The...

2009-07-09 08:55:00

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., July 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Four out of 10 adults who stutter have been denied a job or promotion and 82 percent of children who stutter have been bullied or teased, according to a new survey by the National Stuttering Association. People who stutter make up about 1 percent of the population. Results of the survey were announced today at the organization's national conference in Scottsdale, AZ. While there is no cure for stuttering, the survey of 1,235 people showed that...


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