What is Stuttering?

STUTTERING IS Hiding Burying myself in books Whispering Using bad habit Trying to be perfect Ignoring People Annoying Words caught in my throat Being stared at Not talking Avoiding Words caught in my mouth Scary Handicap Embarrassing Eating lunch by myself Trying to hide my speech Not chiming in Speeding Up Choppy Keeping to yourself Redirection attention Saying other things Covering Up Doing More Worrying all the time Throat drying up Hesitating Being Paranoid Never Volunteering

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Stories written by Teens for Teens

Stuttering Secrets

Trying new things (stuttering related) is better with others When I don’t get stuck that much it makes me feel glad Never let stuttering hold you back. You can accomplish anything in your life if you put your mind to it When I get stuck, other people think there is...

Wishes for Others – Denver

Dear Ian, I wish you were a millionaire! Plus cool hat! Also I wish you would never be bullied again. From, Evan Dear Wraith (chase), I hope you learn stuttering techniques. Your friend,Ian To: Ian honey badger Hope to be your captain next year and bring your shirt....

Wishes for Self – Denver

Parents: Meet new people and help others any way I can My  daughter will go to the group she is most comfortable in Young Adult or Teen. Help someone else or another family realize what I have and that stuttering is just another part of him. My best hope for this...

Inspiration for the Classroom

How to give a classroom presentation on stuttering

Introduction Ask the students What is a Speech-Language Pathologist? What kind of things do SLP’s work on with kids? Have any of you ever worked with a SLP? What is stuttering? Learn more about stuttering by watching a movie we made (For Kids, By Kids So what did you...

Teacher Letters

Dear Teacher, My name is Ryan.  I’m just a regular kid and I stutter. Stuttering is when someones speech gets stuck It hurts when people make fun of me please help me try to make the kids stop. Sensearly, Ryan Dear Teacher, I have some things to work on. I studder I...

Dear Teacher

Dear Teacher, Hey, I’m Grace and I will be in your ________ class.  I’m writing this letter to let you know that, well, I stutter, and I feel like I gotta let you know some stuff about it – how I plan on dealing with it to make myself more comfortable in class. ...

Telling Teachers

by Aileen Hi Ms. XXX, My name is Aileen I and am going to be in your AP Calculus class. I wanted to let you know that I stutter. I have decided that emailing you may help you to understand some things about stuttering that you might not already know. Stuttering is...

Telling The Class About Stuttering

by Francine J. Bliss Should you tell the class about stuttering? The response from my nine year old son, who stutters is, “YES!” Ryan has done so for three years now. I have never regretted asking him to do it. His first time telling his class was in the middle of...

Ryan’s School Letter

Dear _________________________________, Hi!  My name is Ryan Bliss.  I am 9 years old.  I live in Commack.  I wanted to let you know that I stutter.  Stuttering is when your vocal cords get stuck and sometimes you repeat sounds or words. The best way to help me is to...

About Me

(Editors Note: This is a class presentation that Friends member Aileen of New York gave to her tenth grade class.) Hi my name is Aileen. I am the oldest of 3 children and I have a dog named Maggie who is almost 3 years old and gets treated like the fourth child....

A Proud Mom’s Story

(Editors Note: This is a story about a girl who stutters and her mom, who is very proud of her.) Summer vacation was about over and back-to-school time was just around the corner. Before a new school year begins, we make a phone call to our daughter’s new teacher, to...